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Published: 17 October 2013

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780199315819

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A Sensorial Orientation to Politics

Lars Tonder

  • Critiques contemporary theories of tolerance for disavowing the lived experience of becoming tolerant
  • Asserts that the practice of tolerance is should be understood as the endurence of pain
  • Incorporates theory from a wide-variety of philosophers, from Spinoza to Nietzsche to Merleau-Ponty
  • Addresses the key areas of torture, free speech, and multiculturalism and their relation to the politics of tolerance