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Havana Cafe Sessions Podcast

Every week Sarah Beth Hunt and Clay Lowe meet over coffee to talk about matters of conscious living and practical wisdom.  We don’t profess to be gurus on these matters, just two people who believe in the power of conversation to find new insights and gain greater understanding of the world.  Please feel free to join in the conversation.  Together we can all grow in wisdom.

Aug 28, 2017

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance." Karl Popper's famous Paradox of Tolerance seems something important to explore in light of recent events and what seems ever-increasing strands of extreme intolerance from terrorists to NeoNazis.  But what is Tolerance? Is it still something to strive for? And where are the limits of tolerance?

This week Clay and Sarah discuss the Paradox of Tolerance.


In this episode:

* a discussion of the whole of Popper's Paradox of Tolerance (including ways it is often misquoted)

what is Tolerance? (Malcolm Gladwell claims we often misinterpret the meaning of Tolerance)

is truth more important than tolerance?

* The limits of tolerance

* Tolerance with different relgious and political opinions and how this differs in extreme cases such as the recent NeoNazi rally in Charlottesville

* The Dalai Lama on Tolerance - a Buddhist perspective