Definition of Pluralism

1. Noun. A social organization in which diversity of racial or religious or ethnic or cultural groups is tolerated.




2. Noun. The doctrine that reality consists of several basic substances or elements.
Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Antonyms: Monism
Derivative terms: Pluralist, Pluralistic

3. Noun. The practice of one person holding more than one benefice at a time.
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice
Derivative terms: Pluralist

Definition of Pluralism

1. n. The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number.

Definition of Pluralism

1. Noun. The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number. ¹

2. Noun. (ecclesiastical) The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time. ¹

3. Noun. (context: social science) A social system based on mutual respect for each other's cultures among various groups that make up a society, wherein subordinate groups do not have to forsake their lifestyle and traditions but, rather, can express their culture and participate in the larger society free of prejudice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pluralism

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Medical Definition of Pluralism

1. 1. The quality or state of being plural, or in the plural number. 2. The state of a pluralist; the holding of more than one ecclesiastical living at a time. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Pluralism

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1. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"pluralism is essentially no more than the denial of absolute monism. "Absolute unity brooks no degrees"; whereas pluralism demands no more than that "you ..."

2. The Present Conflict of Ideals: A Study of the Philosophical Background of by Ralph Barton Perry (1918)
"pluralism arose as a protest against both of these ... The affinity between pluralism and the tendencies examined in the last two chapters is clear. ..."

3. The Field of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Study of Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton (1919)
"Leibnitz's view is a pluralism with a monistic basis and it is a form of pluralism that is most profoundly original. The significant thing for us here is ..."

4. The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry (1905)
"It contains the germ of a recurrent philosophical dualism, which differs from pluralism in that it finds two and only two fundamental divisions of being, ..."

5. Critical Realism: A Study of the Nature and Conditions of Knowledge by Roy Wood Sellars (1916)
"Were there such quasi- apriori principles, the exhaustive study of experience to find motives which pointed beyond a pluralism of minds seemed a work of ..."

6. The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy by William James (1911)
"The world appears as a monism and a pluralism, just as it appeared in our own ... For my own part, the time-honored formula of empiricist pluralism, ..."

7. The Will to Believe: And Other Essays in Popular Philosophy by William James (1896)
"The world appears as a monism and a pluralism, just as it appeared in our own ... For my own part, the time-honored formula of empiricist pluralism, ..."

8. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1902)
"ROYCE'S REFUTATION OF REALISM AND pluralism. Professor Royce's recent book, Tht World and the Indii'idual (first Series], is without doubt one of the most ..."

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