Wednesday October 16, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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University of Ottawa 
120 University
Social Science Building
Ottawa, ON K1N6N5

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Katharina Niesert 
German Research Foundation 
212 339 7137 

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

German Research Foundation

Leibniz Lecture

Prof. Rainer Forst                                                                                  Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2012

"Toleration and Democracy"

While some believe toleration and democracy to be twin virtues, others see them in conflict, toleration belonging to an absolutist era. The reason for this is an ambivalence of the concept of toleration. Based on a distinction between two different conceptions of toleration and their grounds, it is argued that a conception based on mutual respect is the appropriate one for a modern, pluralist democracy. This is being explained with reference to contemporary examples

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