What are the personal differences that produce pluralism? Here’s a list off the top of my head:
- What is our stock of life experiences, which serve as points of reference and call for explanation?
- What is our schema of relevance (which determines what draws our attention and what remains unperceived)?
- What is our conceptual repertoire (which limits the questions we know how to ask, the answers we can conceive, and which ideas are inconceivable)?
- What are our prior conceptual commitments (which limit the range of philosophically acceptable answers to the questions we ask)?
- What questions do we habitually ask?
- When faced with competing criteria of theory choice, which are given relative precedence?
- What is our perplexity tolerance (which limits our appetite for novel questions and philosophically unacceptable answers)?
- How do we approach the unanswerable questions of metaphysics?