- Pluralism is defined as a society where multiple people, groups or entities share political power.
- An example of pluralism is a society where people with different cultural backgrounds keep their own tradition.
- An example of pluralism is where labor unions and employers share in meeting the needs of employees.
pluralism definition by Webster's New World
- the quality or condition of being plural, or of existing in more than one part or form
- the holding by one person of more than one office or church benefice at the same time
- the existence within a nation or society of groups distinctive in ethnic origin, cultural patterns, religion, or the like
- a policy of favoring the preservation of such groups within a given nation or society
- Philos. the theory that reality is composed of a multiplicity of ultimate beings, principles, or substances
pluralism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The condition of being multiple or plural.
- a. A condition in which numerous distinct ethnic, religious, or cultural groups are present and tolerated within a society.b. The belief that such a condition is desirable or socially beneficial.
- Ecclesiastical The holding by one person of two or more positions or offices, especially two or more ecclesiastical benefices, at the same time.
- Philosophy a. The doctrine that reality is composed of many ultimate substances.b. The belief that no single explanatory system or view of reality can account for all the phenomena of life.
pluralism - Cultural Definition
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.