This volume gathers the articles presented at the Reset DOC Istanbul Seminars 2014, which took place at the Istanbul Bilgi University from May 15 to May 20, 2014.
The 2014 Istanbul Seminars addressed the topic of “The Sources of Pluralism – Metaphysics, Epistemology, Law and Politics”.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction by David M. Rasmussen, The Sources of Pluralism
On the Origins of Pluralism
Richard J. Bernstein, Cultural pluralism
Ulrich K. Preuß, Law as a source of pluralism?
Rajeev Bhargava, The roots of Indian pluralism: A reading of Asokan edicts
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Two concepts of pluralism: A comparative study of Mahatma Gandhi and Isaiah Berlin
On the Development of Pluralism
Alessandro Ferrara, Democracies in the plural: A typology of democratic cultures
Julian Baggini, The populist threat to pluralism
Paolo Costa, Realism, relativism and pluralism: An impossible marriage?
Maurizio Ferraris, Collective intentionality or documentality?
Pluralism in Turkey
Murat Borovali and Cemil Boyraz, All quiet on the Kemalist front?
Markus Dressler, Turkish politics of doxa: Otherizing the Alevis as heterodox
Ilay Romain Örs & Ömer Turan, The manner of contention: Pluralism at Gezi
Cengiz Aktar, Resources and shortcomings of pluralism in today’s Turkey: Gezi Park protests in the light of pluralism
Pluralism Within Islam
Khaled Abou El Fadl, The epistemology of the truth in modern Islam
Syafiq Hasyim, Majelis Ulama Indonesia and pluralism in Indonesia
Saskia Schafer, Renegotiating Indonesian secularism through debates on Ahmadiyya and Shia
Volker Kaul, What makes a Fundamentalist? Metaphysics, Morality and Psychology