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Pluralism denotes a diversity of views or stands rather than a single approach or method.

Pluralism or pluralist may refer to:

Politics and law[edit]


  • Pluralism (philosophy), a doctrine according to which many basic substances make up reality
  • Pluralist school, a Greek school of pre-Socratic philosophers
  • Epistemological pluralism or methodological pluralism, the view that some phenomena require multiple methods to account for their nature
  • Value pluralism, the idea that several values may be equally correct and yet in conflict with each other


Other uses[edit]

  • Cosmic pluralism, the belief in numerous other worlds beyond the Earth, which may possess the conditions suitable for life
  • Cultural pluralism, when small groups within a larger society maintain their unique cultural identities
  • Media pluralism, the representation of different cultural groups and political opinions in the media
  • Pluralist commonwealth, a systemic model of wealth democratization
  • Pluralism in economics, a campaign to enrich the academic discipline of economics

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