Concepts / Pluralism

Glen Weyl (2022) describes pluralism as a social philosophy that recognizes and fosters the flourishing of and cooperation between a diversity of social groups / systems.

Classical pluralism studies the distribution of power and influence in a political process. Its objects of study include interest groups, conflict, and bargaining processes, with an emphasis on diversity, slow change to maintain a democratic equilibrium, and individual goal attainment.

Value pluralism (aka ethical pluralism, moral pluralism) recognises the co-existence of irreconcilable values.

Pluralism’s heterogeneity is related to variety and so to viability.


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