The aim of this course is to offer students an introduction to the most significant aspects of
contemporary philosophical debate about tolerance.
At the end of the lessons the student shall be able to provide a clear and detailed picture of the different theories (neo-liberalism, communitarianism, cultural relativism, neo-contractarianism, etc.) that are confronted on this issue and their reflections in the public controversies related to the so-called "clash" of civilization ", migratory phenomena, minority rights and gender differences. In this context, each student will be asked to deepen one or more of these perspectives, in relation to his specific interests.
With reference to each one of the primary texts the student must demonstrate that he is able to correctly frame the theoretical, economic and political context in which it is born and to present critically, in written and oral form, the central ideas proposed by the author.