By building on these values we share, we will create a stable, secure, and pluralistic Afghanistan.
Do religious conservatives operate far outside the American mainstream and pose a serious threat to our pluralistic democracy?
The military gave Morsi a 48-hour deadline to reconcile with his opponents and create a more open and pluralistic government.
Yes, he could have referred more accurately to “our pluralistic society.”
Frustrating as our national discourse can be, the checks-and-balances of a pluralistic society certainly seems preferable to that.
Some humanists are non-dualists of this sort—I myself am one und zwar of the pluralistic brand.
God is somehow one, and yet not one; rather He is a pluralistic unity.
We agree with the latter in many of his pluralistic speculations.
He threw out all the old totalitarians, and cast his vote for a pluralistic universe.
His way of approaching Nature, his way of approaching every event in life, was "pluralistic."
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.