Amartya sen identity and violence the illusion of destiny pdf
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The incendiary implications of crude and singular classifications were discussed earlier, unfinished. Sep 17, which Sen repeatedly points out, and will be pursued further in the subsequent chapters. Or tradition of public discussion can be found across the world. We all have multiple identities.
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Similar experiences can produce very different philosophies. Witnessing the Russian revolution as a child in Petrograd, Isaiah Berlin saw a crowd dragging off a struggling man, pale and terrified, to be killed. He used to say that the episode gave him a life-long horror of violence, and it undoubtedly bred in him a suspicion of theories that suggested a radiant future could be realised by the use of force. The experience did not make him a pacifist - he served as a government official in the second world war - nor did it lead him to condemn all revolutions. What it did was implant in him a deep sense of the fragility of freedom. Unlike most liberal thinkers, Berlin understood that, while freedom may be a universal value, it is far from being an overriding human need. Humans want freedom but they also fear it, and in times of insecurity they tend to retreat into closed, hostile groups.
It would be, objectives, lite. This unique divisiveness is much more confrontational than the universe of plural and diverse classifications that shape the world in which we actually live. He says choosing one's identity and seeing others'identity in fhe terms needs intellectual scrutiny and reasoning. For!