Tolerance as a doctrine, principal of behavior and moral dilemma

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The article deals with tolerance as an idea and a principal of behavior, as a specific mechanism of support to peaceful co-existence of social groups. It is looking through the origin and historical change of tolerance idea content including philosophical-ideological basics of it contemporary understanding. Analysis of tolerance principal practical realization makes the conclusion about limited regulatory potentialities of this principal. Tolerance does not liquidate the conflict between interests and values. For moral values this conflict might be even destructive.

T I Porokhovskaya

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Department of Ethics Faculty of Philosophy


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