Universität Wien FIND

070313 VO Lecture - Tolerance, Intolerance, and Liberalism (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 08.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 13.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 03.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7
Monday 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 7 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 7

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Sir Peter Ustinov-Gastprofessur

The course is based on the premise that prejudices and intolerance can be understood by placing them the changing historical context of toleration and liberalism.

The course is understood as history of ideas, which it understands as theoretically informed without being primarily concerned with theory or philosophy.

The lectures outline the changing discussions of intolerance in modern European history, from the Reformation and enlightenment to Brexit.

NB: the lectures will be given in English, questions and discussion during the lectures can be in English or German. Student participation in lectures is encouraged.

Relevant issues and questions can also be discussed in the office hours (time and place to be given)

Main topics

Toleration and religious conflict
Ideas of toleration in the Enlightenment
Ideas of toleration and female emancipation
Toleration and Empire
Toleration, assimilation and enrichment
Toleration, relativism and liberalism
Toleration after National Socialism
Toleration, British politics and Brexit

Assessment and permitted materials

Written test in final lecture slot of course on contents of lectures and relevant reading.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Successful completion of written test

Examination topics

Reading list

Introductory Reading (further reading list to be provided)

Wendy Brown, Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire, Princeton, 2006. Chapter one http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8306.pdf

Andrew Fiala, ‘Toleration’, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
https://www.iep.utm.edu/tolerati/

Rainer Forst, ‘Toleration’ in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/toleration/

Herbert Marcuse,. "Repressive Tolerance" in Wolff, Moore, and Marcuse, eds., A Critique of Pure Tolerance (Boston: Beacon Press, 1969. 2009 https://www.marcuse.org/herbert/pubs/60spubs/65repressivetolerance.htm

Oxford University Conference on Liberalisms East and West
https://europaeum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Liberalism-East-and-West.pdf

Association in the course directory

Schwerpunkte: Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte, Globalgeschichte, Österreichische Geschichte, Historisch-kulturwiss. Europaforschung

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