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Toleration: Tolerance is the willingness to accept other people's opinions, beliefs, behaviors or lifestyles, even if they differ from your own.
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John Locke on Toleration - Dictionary of Arguments

Höffe I 243
Toleration/Locke/Höffe: In Locke's essay on toleration (1667)(1), [he] (...) [recommends] (...) to tolerate (...) the Protestant religious communities ("sects"), since their members are remarkably industrious. However, atheists and Catholics are excluded from tolerance.
Höffe I 245
Letter on tolerance/Locke: According to the letter, first published in English, later in Latin and anonymously in both languages, the core of tolerance consists in mutual non-interference: The state must not interfere in church affairs and the church in state affairs. He considers the commitment to a state church demanded in many places to be unwise, since it provokes violent resistance, and, if one looks at the respective guiding purpose, illegitimate: As a secular protective institution the state has the task and, thanks to the monopoly on the use of force, also the power to protect against infringements.
>Human Rights/Locke.

1.J. Locke, Letter on Toleration, 1689

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The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Höffe I
Otfried Höffe
Geschichte des politischen Denkens München 2016

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