Episode 43 – Tolerance



On this episode of the podcast, we examine the true implications of tolerance and intolerance. First, we ask ourselves the inception-esque question of how tolerant we should be of intolerance, and find out that the answer may not be as simple as it seems. Next, we learn why intolerance was seen as a virtue during Voltaire’s time and discuss the paradox of tolerance. Finally, we consider the age-old question of the relative superiority of hot pockets and lean pockets, and think about the relationship between tolerance and the laws that govern our society. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!


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Additional Stuff For Anyone Interested:

Great concise Bio of Voltaire: http://www.egs.edu/library/voltaire/biography/

As always, Stanford: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/voltaire/

Great article on the origins of religious tolerance: http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2095


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