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What is pluralism

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What is pluralism

  1. 1. What isPluralism? What is Pluralism?
  2. 2. In astronomicalcontext, the belief thatthere exist numerousother worldsharbouring intelligentlife.
  3. 3. The first strong pluraliststance was taken by the earlyproponents of atomism : >Leucippus >Democritus >Epicurus
  4. 4. • the Earth is unique and that there can be no other systems of worlds -Plato - Aristotle
  5. 5. Pluralism in epistemology isthe position that there is notone consistent set of truthsabout the world, but rathermany. Often this isassociated with pragmatism,cultural relativism, andconceptual relativism.
  6. 6. Bruno, Kepler, Campanella,Wilkins, Borel, Cyrano deBergerac, Huygens,Fontanelle, -used the heliocentricworld view as a logical basisfor extra terrestrialspeculation
  7. 7. . By the second half of the19th century, science beganto play a far more decisiverole in the pluralismdebate, leading to a newclimate of skeptical andrigorous inquiry.

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