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date: 22 February 2020

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This article thinks about the relation among identity, difference, and toleration in the context of political theory. It analyses the connections between ways of considering differences and corresponding views of toleration. It identifies the four different conceptions of toleration will: the view of tolerance as a moral virtue, tolerance as recognition, and two liberal views of toleration according to perfectionist and neutralist perspectives. The article suggests that the toleration as recognition view acknowledges differences as features of collective identity.

Keywords: identity, differences, toleration, political theory, moral virtue, recognition, collective identity

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