On toleration, charity and epistemic fallibilism
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CitationDumitru, M. (2014). On toleration, charity and epistemic fallibilism. Beşinci Balkan Ülkeleri Felsefe Semineri. Maltepe Üniversitesi. s. 155-165.
lt is very likely that the most difficult task of moral and political philosophy has always been that of assessing comprehensive views which contradict each other, not so much in what concerns the interests expressed by individuals but in what regards what is considered to be of genuine value.' lf individuals do not agree with each other about what constitutes a good and valuable life, then they would probably end up having dramatic conflicts, even if their actions are motivated by an honest altruistic attitude. Our deep beliefs about what is good and valuable for the life of all the individuals in our own community will prompt u5 to use the coercive mechanisms of the state in order to achieve the desiderata and the ideals that we share, not only for our own sake but also for those who happen not to share the same vision on the values and meaningfulness of a good life. Of course, those who disagree with us will try to make use of the institutions of the state in the very same way as we do in order to promote and support their own values and ideals. Unfortunateiy, as we know too well from history, the deep disagreements concerning values can turn into very traumatic conflicts to a much greater extent than the mere conflicts of interests.
SourceBeşinci Balkan Ülkeleri Felsefe Semineri
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