Cultural, moral and religious diversity is a pervasive feature of modern life, yet has only recently become the focus of intellectual debate. Pluralism is the first book to tackle philosophical pluralism and link pluralist themes in philosophy to politics. A range of essays investigates the philosophical sources of pluralism, the value of pluralism and liberalism, and difference in pluralism, including writings on women and the public-private distinction.
This is a valuable source for students of philosophy, politics and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Maria Baghramian, Attracta Ingram; Part I Philosophical Sources of Pluralism; Chapter 1 Sources of Pluralism in William James, James R. O’Shea; Chapter 2 On the Plurality of Conceptual Schemes, Maria Baghramian; Chapter 3 A Sensible Perspectivism, Philip Pettit; Part II Value Pluralism and Liberalism; Chapter 4 Where Pluralists and Liberals Part Company, John Gray; Chapter 5 Pluralism and Scepticism in a Disenchanted World, Susan Mendus; Chapter 6 Crooked Timber and Liberal Culture, Jonathan Riley; Chapter 7 Dealing with Difference, Iseult Honohan; Part III Accommodating Pluralism; Chapter 8 Political Obligation, Jonathan Wolff; Chapter 9 Women and Cultural Universals, Martha Nussbaum; Chapter 10 Ethnocultural Minorities in Liberal Democracies, Will Kymlicka, Raphael Cohen-Almagor;
Maria Baghramian is Lecturer in Philosophy and Attracta Ingramis Professor in Politics, both at University College Dublin.