3 Components of tolerance.

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What is tolerance? 3 components.

Rainer Forst identified 3 components of tolerance:

The objection component: If there is nothing about a belief or an action that we object to then we are indifferent to it rather than tolerant.

The acceptance component: Although we may hold the views that certain beliefs or actions are wrong (e.g. a person's sexuality) we also hold the view that they are not intolerably wrong.

The rejection component: Rainer Forst said that "The limits of toleration need to be specified". So to avoid toleration for everything we must find beliefs/actions that we regard as wrong or intolerably wrong.

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