All this makes the pluralism of the modern world a scary, unwelcoming place.
He spoke in favor of “Jewish pluralism” and said that Israel “must have a zero tolerance policy for any act of intolerance.”
She aims, she insists, to further "pluralism"; "We made history," she said.
Would liberals (not to mention what's left of Jewry) in Italy argue that the petitioners furthered "pluralism"?
Not only is he wrong—but the true patriots are the ones standing up for pluralism in America.
This forms one permanent inferiority of pluralism from the pragmatic point of view.
At heart he was a savage Dualist, who lapsed occasionally into pluralism.
Make the world a pluralism, and you forthwith have an object to worship.
pluralism, he says, is not for sick souls but for those in whom the fighting-spirit is alive.
So the rival metaphysical hypotheses of pluralism and monism here come back upon us.
1818, as a term in church administration, from plural + -ism. Attested from 1882 as a term in philosophy for a theory which recognizes more than one ultimate principle. In political science, attested from 1919 (in Harold J. Laski) in sense "theory which opposes monolithic state power." General sense of "toleration of diversity within a society or state" is from 1933. Related: Pluralist (1620s, in the church sense); pluralistic.
A conviction that various religious, ethnic, racial, and political groups should be allowed to thrive in a single society. In metaphysics, pluralism can also mean an alternative to dualism and monism. A pluralist asserts that there are more than two kinds of principles, whereas the dualist maintains there are only two and a monist only one.