toleration recognition asymmetry vulnerability minority groups
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Macioce, F. (Fabio). "Toleration as Asymmetric Recognition". Revista Persona y Derecho. (77), 2017, 227 - 250
In this paper I argue for a conception of toleration as asymmetric recognition. I start from an analysis of the concept of toleration, and of the reasons that underpin such an act; then, the distinction between toleration and recognition is highlighted, and it is linked both to the different degree of cogency that these reasons reveal, and to the different structure of the relationship between the subjects involved. I argue that toleration is a form of asymmetric relationship, that may be granted with regard to ‘divergent’ practices because of the condition of vulnerability of the claimant group, rather than in virtue of their intrinsic value.