Wednesday, September 02, 2009
100th anniversary of Isaiah Berlin's birth
Harvard University will be hosting a conference to mark the 100th anniversary of Isaiah Berlin's birth on September 25-26, 2009.
1. Politics Between Utopia and Reality
Michael Walzer: Should We Reclaim Political Utopianism
Malachi Hacohen: Cosmopolitanism, the European Nation State and Jewish Life - Berlin and Popper
2. Literature and the History of Ideas
Svetlana Boym: Berlin and Akhmatova - Political and Artistic Freedom
Alan Ryan: The History of Ideas as Psychodrama
3. Liberty and Liberalism
Janos Kis: Berlin's Two Concepts of Positive Liberty
Martha Nussbaum: Political Liberalism and Comprehensive Liberalism
4. Pluralism: Historical Origins and Philosophical Foundations
Pratap Mehta: What is Pluralism and How Does it Matter?
Bernard Yack: Individualism and Pluralism in Berlin's Counter-Enlightenment
Amartya Sen: Personal Reminiscences of Isaiah Berlin