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Relativism or Conformism

1. Immanuel Kant, following Christian Wolff, offers the first definition of ‘pluralism’ worthy of discussion: by contrast with the ‘egoist,’ the ‘citizen of the world’ tests his judgments and his practical goals against the judgments and goals of other persons. Kant is thus a ‘pluralist.’ But …

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Welker, Michael, “Pluralism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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