Diversity and ‘the Common Good’

Diversity is a difficult philosophical concept which only makes sense within a liberal Western tradition that theoretically acknowledges and celebrates the right of any individual to be ‘themselves’ without being harassed or discriminated against by the state. This liberal definition of the person’s rights to hold their own religious, political and sexual opinions did not extend to minority groups just like Plato’s Athens and Cicero’s Rome only understood ‘diversity’ within the narrow parameters of a white male dominated society.  The ...