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Tolerance: Experiments with Freedom in the Netherlands


ISBN13: 9783319893440
Published: July 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
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This book presents a collection of philosophical essays on freedom and tolerance in the Netherlands. It explores liberal freedom and its limits in areas such as freedom of speech, public reason, sexual morality, euthanasia, drugs policy, and minority rights.

The book takes Dutch practices as exemplary test cases for the principled discussions on these subjects from the perspective of political liberalism. Indeed, the Netherlands may be viewed as a social laboratory in human tolerance. During the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, Holland took the lead in a global emancipation process towards a society based on equal freedom. It was the first country to legalize euthanasia, soft drugs and gay marriage.

In the final sections, the book examines the question of whether the political murders on the politician Pim Fortuyn and the film director Theo van Gogh, the reactions to Ayaan Hirsi Ali's film Submission, as well as the success of the populist politician Geert Wilders are signs of the end of Dutch tolerance. Although it recognizes that the political climate has taken a conservative turn, the book shows that the Netherlands still shows remarkable tolerance.

Subjects:
Jurisprudence, European Jurisdictions, Netherlands
Contents:
Introduction
Can We Learn from History? A Letter to Mr John Locke, Philosopher
Sex, Morality and Law
My Story: Ascertaining the Truth in Cases of Incest
Dutch Weed and Logic
I Have No Regrets: Dutch Euthanasia
One of Us: On Human Identity and Freaky Justice
We Want Our Freedom: Slavery and Public Reason
I Have Cleansed My Honour: Multiculturalism and the Dutch Pillar System
Close the Borders!: Dutch Intolerance and Freedom of Speech
Laicite in the Low Countries? On Headscarves in a Neutral State
Coda: The End of Tolerance?

Series: Law and Philosophy Library

The Legal Order: Studies in the Foundations of Juridical Thinking ISBN 9783319788579
Published August 2018
Springer-Verlag
£88.00
Tolerance: Experiments with Freedom in the Netherlands (eBook) ISBN 9783319893464
Published July 2018
Springer-Verlag
£87.92 + £17.58 VAT
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