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Title: Religious Tolerance for Social Harmony: An Unmasking
Authors: EDWARD DASS AMALADASS
Keywords: RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, IDENTITARIAN THINKING, LEVINAS, LYOTARD, ETHICS OF RESPONSIBILITY, JUST GAMING
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2011
Source: EDWARD DASS AMALADASS (2011-06-21). Religious Tolerance for Social Harmony: An Unmasking. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This study problematizes the concept of tolerance in relation to creating a sustainable and harmonious co-existence amidst a religiously pluralistic society. It highlights the conceptual flaws that underlie tolerance such as the absorption of difference to the same or identitarian thinking, and argues that such a tolerance is inadequate for social harmony. The alternative conceptual basis for tolerance is explored within the Levinasian ethics of responsibility and the Lyotardian just-gaming. These provide a viable framework for tolerance at the socio-political level without having to reduce the difference to the same. They also present a more robust sense of justice and equality for authentic social harmony. Given the close relations between justice, equality, religious and social harmony, social justice becomes the litmus-test for religious tolerance in a pluralistic society. The quality of social justice then, reflects the quality of tolerance that a religiously pluralistic society is willing to adhere to create social harmony or otherwise.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/32510
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04 THESIS SUMMARY FINAL.pdf147.56 kBAdobe PDF

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12 APPENDIX I - QUOTES ON TOLERANCE.pdf98.25 kBAdobe PDF

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