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What is the Meaning of: Pluralism | Concept and Definition of: Pluralism

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Meanings, definitions, concepts of daily use
Pluralism is a concept that is applied in different contexts and that has to do with plurality and coexistence of quite different things from each other. A plural system is one that accepts, acknowledges and tolerates the existence of different positions or thoughts.
In the sphere of politics, pluralism involves the participation of several social groups in democratic life. Does mean that pluralism promotes and encourages other sectors with different ideologies are part of the electoral process (the operations necessary for the proper conduct of the elections) or the decision-making of a Government, for example.
Social, cultural, ideological, religious and ethnic heterogeneity is protected by pluralism. A pluralistic Government, in this sense, does not the monopoly of a single social sector representation. It built rather its power from dialogue and debate. It is therefore increasing the power base.
For philosophy, pluralism is a metaphysical position which considers that the entire world is composed by independent and interconnected realities. This position is different from monism, which defends that reality is one and the same entity.
Theological pluralism is the notion that all religions are useful for reaching God paths. Christianity, Judaism and other predominant religions of the Western world believe that there is only one God, regardless of whether it receives several names or if he is worshiped in different ways. However, each religion claims to be that closer God.
Note: This translation is provided for educational purposes and may contain errors or be inaccurate.

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