The IB Catalogue


On the Pursuit of the Ideal  (Turin, 1988: Giovanni Agnelli Foundation), 16 pp.; repr. in New York Review of Books, 17 March 1988, 11–18, Christopher Gowans (ed.), Moral Disagreements: Classic and Contemporary Readings (London, 2000: Routledge), CTH and PSM; excerpted as ‘The Idea of Pluralism’ in Walter Truett Anderson (ed.), The Truth about the Truth: De-confusing and Re-constructing the Postmodern World (New York, 1995: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam; retitled The Fontana Postmodernism Reader, London, 1996: Fontana Press), under its original title in Joanne B. Ciulla, The Ethics of Leadership (Belmont, CA, 2003: Thomson/Wadsworth), 266–8, and briefly in David Taffel, Nietzsche Unbound: The Struggle for Spirit in the Age of Science (St Paul, Minnesota: Paragon House), xxviii–xxix; trans. Arabic, Estonian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (in part)


‘On the Pursuit of the Ideal’


(London, 1992: Dar Al Saqi)


In Den ideale straeben og andre essays, trans. Anders Smith (Copenhagen,2005: Gyldendal)


(Tartu, 1999: EYS Veljesto)



‘Sulla ricerca dell’Ideale’, trans. Gilberto Forti (Turin, 1988: Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli); repr. in Prometeo 6 no. 22 (June 1988), 6–17, as ‘Alla ricerca dell’Ideale’ in Metella Rovero (ed.), Etica ed economica [Problema di attualità 2] (Turin, 1990: La Stampa; the introduction by Salvatore Veca commentson the piece), and under its original title in Isaiah Berlin and others, La dimensione etica nelle società contemporanee (Turin, 1990: Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli) ‘Sulla ricerca dell’ideale’, trans. Sara Bignotti, introduction by Salvatore Veca, original English text on facing pages (Brescia, 2007: Morcelliana)


‘Risou no tsuikyu’, trans. Hidekazu Kawai, in Selected Works of Berlin, 4 vols (Tokyo, 1983–92: Iwanami Shoten), vol. 4 [translation of The Crooked Timber of Humanity by K. Fukuda, H. Kawai, H. Tanaka and R. Matsumoto] (1992)


‘Par sekošanu ideāliem’, trans. and introduced by Jānis Vējš, Literatūra un Māksla nos 19 and 20 (13 May 1994)



‘In cautarea idealului’, Sfera politicii [Bucharest, Romania] no. 6 (May 1993), 30 ff., with an introductory note by Aurelian Craiutu,‘Elogiul pluralismului’


Trans. Boris Dynin, Voprosy filosofii 2000 no. 5, 51–62 ‘Stremlenie k idealu’, trans. A. Etkind, in FSE


‘Hl’adanie ideálu’, trans. L’ubica Hábová, Kritika & Kontext 1999 no. 2, 50–9


‘A la búsqueda delideal’, Diario 16 , 19 February 1988, 4; 20 February 1988, 4; 21 February 1988, 4–5


Trans. Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and Chayangoon Thamma-un in Messages to Our Century: Three Essays of Isaiah Berlin (Bangkok, 2018: School of Chulalongkorn Students’ Press)