|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -183) and index.
|gAcknowledgements --|tPluralism --|tPluralism and pessimism --|tReconciliation and public reason --|tPluralism : reconciliation and disagreement.
|aThe problem of value pluralism permeates modern political philosophy. Its presence can be felt even when it is not explicitly the central topic under investigation. Political thinkers such as Max Weber, Isaiah Berlin and Stuart Hampshire derive pessimistic, sometimes tragic, conclusions from their reflections upon pluralism.