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Pluralism

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Pluralism is a philosophical perspective that has been embraced by postmodernists, poststructuralists, and pragmatists. From these perspectives, it is acknowledged that there is no one privileged position but instead a plurality of positions or interpretations that exist. Postmodernists argue for a plurality of narratives, poststructuralists argue for polysemy, and pragmatists argue for plurality of language in everyday discourse. This philosophical perspective is a co-creation influenced by many different philosophers creating many pluralisms. The emergence of pluralism as ...

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