The Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon is pleased to announce its 6th annual “What is…?” conference: “What is Pluralism?”
Pluralism may in fact be understood in a plurality of ways. It takes on different inflections in the context of different discourses—ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy—and it has had different meanings at various moments in the history of philosophy.
Our department champions itself as a pluralistic department—but what does pluralism mean to us? Is pluralism an ontological worldview, a normative practice, or a method of theorizing? Can multiple conceptions and/or practices of pluralism coexist and cooperate alongside one another? Finally, what is the philosophical value and significance of pluralism—and what are its limitations?
Please join us on May 20th to answer these questions!