Why Pluralism Now?

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“We are all pluralists today. Ecumenism – in religion, in literary criticism, in philosophy – seems obligatory, although what it requires and how sincere its professions are both are open to dispute.[…]Philosophical pluralism is unavoidable today because practical pluralism, the problem of how to live in a world of plural ultimate values, is unavoidable. Claims about the irreducible plurality of ultimate values hardly seem to require argument today. The only question is what to do about that plurality.”