Philosophy & Social Criticism: Istanbul Seminars 2014 (vol 41 no 4-5 2015)

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”.



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






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