Modus Vivendi and Toleration

Michael Christian Kühler

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In this chapter, I address the two closely related notions of modus vivendi and toleration. Drawing from conceptual clarifications and a distinction between different conceptions of toleration, I argue that an analogous discussion can be provided for the concept of modus vivendi and for a distinction between different conceptions of it. The resulting conceptions of modus vivendi, and especially a distinct ethical conception, allow for a more precise and more promising line of argument when it comes to using the notion of modus vivendi in current debates in political philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Political Theory of Modus Vivendi
EditorsJohn Horton, Manon Westphal, Ulrich Willems
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-79078-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-79077-0
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2018


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