“Berlin, Liberalism in the Face of Diversity”

Crowder, George. “Berlin, Liberalism in the Face of Diversity,” resetdoc.org. June, 2007.  


“An increase of complexity, a multiplication of the quests for an identitarian acknowledgement, an erosion of the modern instruments for conflict resolution: contemporary world is challenging philosophical thought with complex ethical and political dilemmas, requiring instruments that are more and more sophisticated. However these means might be found in authors who didn’t overlook the XX century, and left us a legacy of significant (and farsighted) categories to think the world. Among them, there is for sure Isaiah Berlin, whose considerations on pluralism, moral conflict, genealogy of authoritarian thought – which were recently reproposed in a book by Australian scholar, George Crowder – allow liberal thought to deal with the burning question of the relationship with diversity.”