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pluralism

Pronunciation: /ˈplʊrəlɪzəm; ˈplʊərəlɪzəm/

Translation of pluralism in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [Philos] [Politics/Política] [Religion/Religión] [Sociology/Sociología] pluralismo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The crisis raises serious questions of the ethics of democratic co-existence and religious pluralism vis-a-vis the state.
    • Even discussing theology and religion is a new phenomenon that emerged only in the conditions of religious pluralism.
    • Perhaps the most evident aspect of post-modernism when some attempt to apply it to Christianity is the emphasis on this cultural pluralism as the defining principle of faith in practice.
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    • The mushrooming of political parties, syndicates, and newspapers signals a nascent political pluralism upon which democracy can be built.
    • Also it was argued that state funding of parties would promote political pluralism.
    • Influenced by emerging national movements and demands for political pluralism, Slovenia held its first party elections in 1990.
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    • He preached pluralism, by which he meant the autonomy of organizations such as broadcasting bodies, parties, and trade unions, while affirming the need for a strong centralized state.
    • The old liberal pluralism holds that each of us has rights as an individual: this is the idea that has animated social progress for generations.
    • I admire the pluralism of postmodern cities that arises from the personal autonomy that comes with privatized beliefs-but that is not possible and will not be possible for most of the world.
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    • Pluralism is a competency, not just mere subjective relativism, but ethical pluralism.
    • Both suggest the need for pluralism - recognizing the diverse knowledges and interests involved.
    • Philosophically, pluralism rests on the assumption that ultimate reality is many, multiple, that is, more than one or two.
    Example sentences
    • On the other hand, politicians have been markedly reluctant to reduce pluralism in office holding, which is largely responsible for establishing them as a caste.

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