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  • Beyond conflict

    7 June 2010, by Emmanuel Just DUITS

    In the following article, I argue against the pessimistic idea of the irresolvable conflict, against the great unwisdom that holds conflict to be an inevitable part of human societies. I attempt to lay out the most basic causes for conflict, and the kind of vigorous reasoning, debate and tolerance that is needed – practically speaking – to move beyond them. Most political theories involve certain presuppositions. One of these is that there are conflicts that are more or less irresolvable, (...)

  • Questions and Objections

    16 February 2009, by Emmanuel Just DUITS

    “Promoting active tolerance is much less necessary than doing humanitarian work, supporting environmental causes or taking political action.” One can easily recognize the necessity of humanitarian and environmental action. But does there exist causes which are inarguably good, with no ambiguity? Even humanitarian work has provoked numerous debates (see on this subject the works of Ronny Braumann); and furthermore there are dozens of important non-governmental organizations advocating (...)

  • From Active Tolerance to Participative Democracy

    28 January 2009, by Emmanuel Just DUITS

    From active tolerance to the creation of new tools in order to make participative democracy viable. An overview. Active tolerance is not an end in itself, but a means: —to calm the “clash of civilizations” —to resolve through collective intelligence diverse problems—be they environmental, social or even philosophical. This ambition may be broken down into three stages, connected but relatively independent. 1st Stage: Bringing together “free electrons” It’s this task that has been most (...)

  • Activities of a Network of Active Tolerance

    4 January 2009, by Emmanuel Just DUITS

    In this article, we are going to give examples of different types of activities that the members of a “community” of active tolerance. It could be objected that these activities “would take up too much time”, but in fact even a frequency of once or twice a month would be significantly beneficial. No minimum attendance, I need hardly say, would be imposed within the network. Activities among the members To have the opportunity to speak of subjects close to your heart with open-minded people, (...)

  • Life and functioning of the Network of Possibilities

    4 January 2009, by Emmanuel Just DUITS

    In this article I envisage the internal aspects of the Network, technical questions like the admission of new participants, contributions, etc. Creating a Network of Possibilities Each individual could create a Network of Possibilities, whether he or she is in a big city or a small town… Obviously it is necessary to have a real culture about an active tolerance. The creation of such a network would allow one to meet original, open-minded people, and to share one’s activities with others. (...)

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