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Literature, Culture, and Tolerance

Edited By Andrew R. Murphy, Charles Russel, Jaroslaw Pluciennik and Irena Hübner

Questions of tolerance are as old as human society. In acknowledgment of the crucial importance of tolerance and intolerance in contemporary life, a conference was convened in 2007. The 16 papers included in this volume all have their origins in that conference, which brought together a wide array of over 100 academics from fifteen nations, all interested in furthering discussion on tolerance. The goal of this book is to stimulate further historical and contemporary critical reflection on the foundational philosophical, religious, and cultural value and problematic future of tolerance. The title – Literature, Culture, and Tolerance – emphasizes the interconnections between the social and the artistic, between the political and the literary, in thinking through the phenomena of tolerance and intolerance in the modern world.


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Editors’ Introduction 9 Part I: Humanism and the Values of Tolerance 15 Introduction to Part I 17 1. Attitudes towards the Other MAGDALENA ŚRODA 19 2. Learning from Montaigne ARNE MELBERG 33 Part II: The Philosophical, Religious, and Historical Bases of Tolerance and Toleration 43 Introduction to Part II 45 3. ‘Let not the booke of this law depart out of your mouthes.’ Printing and the Problem of Religious Tolerance in 16th Century England TOBIAS BUDKE 49 4. John Locke, the Third Earl of Shaftesbury, and Toleration DANIEL CAREY 59 5. Christianity, Secularism and Toleration: Liberal Values and Illiberal Attitudes ALAN P. F. SELL 71 6. Two Concepts of Tolerancja ANDREW MURPHY 91 Part III: Literature and the Forms of Tolerance 103 Introduction to Part III 105 7. Ethical vs. Aesthetical: Literature, Theory, Tolerance PRZEMYSŁAW PIETRZAK 109 8. Soliloquy and Tolerance: Metarepresentations as Presuppositions of a Literary Genre KENNETH HOLMQVIST, JAROSŁAW PŁUCIENNIK 119 9. Grounding for Toleration: A Skill–Based View of Tolerance Using Autobiographical Models PENNY TUCKER 141 10. The Stream of Consciousness Novel: Between Apology of Human Diversity and the Terror of Principium Individuationis MAGDALENA REMBOWSKA–PŁUCIENNIK 153 11. The Principle of Liberal Tolerance: The Journals of Max Frisch JOANNA JABŁKOWSKA 165 6 Table of Contents Part IV: Philosophy, Criticism, and Tolerance in the Age of Modernism and Postmodernism 177 Introduction to Part IV 179 12. Between Strength and Weakness: The Problem of Tolerance in the Philosophy of Nietzsche PAWEŁ PIENIĄŻEK 181...

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