The Book of Isaiah by Henry Hardy

The Book of Isaiah
  • Title : The Book of Isaiah
  • Author : Henry Hardy
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1843838761
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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This collection of pen-portraits of the renowned public intellectual Isaiah Berlin, published to mark the centenary of his birth, brings him vividly to life from many vantage-points: essential reading for all who seek to understand the full range of his impact.


Personal Impressions by Isaiah Berlin,Henry Hardy

Personal Impressions
  • Title : Personal Impressions
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin,Henry Hardy
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780691088587
  • Pages : 277
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This remarkable collection contains Isaiah Berlin's appreciations of seventeen people of unusual distinction in the intellectual or political world, sometimes both. The names of many of them are familiar: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, and others. With the exception of Roosevelt, he met them all and knew many of them well. For this expanded edition, four new portraits have been added, including those of Virginia Woolf and Edmund Wilson. This volume also contains a vivid and moving account of Berlin's meetings in Russia with Boris Pasternak and Anna Akhmatova in 1945 and 1956. Perhaps the most fascinating of these "personal impressions" is found in the epilogue, where Berlin describes the three strands in his own personality: Russian, English, and Jewish.


Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies by Robert Wokler

Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies
  • Title : Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies
  • Author : Robert Wokler
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691147884
  • Pages : 416
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Robert Wokler was one of the world's leading experts on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, but some of his best work was published in the form of widely scattered and difficult-to-find essays. This book collects for the first time a representative selection of his most important essays on Rousseau and the legacy of Enlightenment political thought. These essays concern many of the great themes of the age, including liberty, equality and the origins of revolution. But they also address a number of less prominent debates, including those over cosmopolitanism, the nature and social role of music and the origins of the human sciences in the Enlightenment controversy over the relationship between humans and the great apes. These essays also explore Rousseau's relationships to Rameau, Pufendorf, Voltaire and Marx; reflect on the work of important earlier scholars of the Enlightenment, including Ernst Cassirer and Isaiah Berlin; and examine the influence of the Enlightenment on the twentieth century. One of the central themes of the book is a defense of the Enlightenment against the common charge that it bears responsibility for the Terror of the French Revolution, the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth-century and the Holocaust.


The Power Of Ideas by Isaiah Berlin

The Power Of Ideas
  • Title : The Power Of Ideas
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446496937
  • Pages : 256
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'Over a hundred years ago, the German poet Heine warned the French not to underestimate the power of ideas: philosophical concepts nurtured in the stillness of a professor's study could destroy a civilisation' - Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty, 1958. The nineteen essays collected here show Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid: these short, introductory pieces provide the perfect starting point for the reader new to his work. Their linking theme is the crucial social and political role of ideas, and of their progenitors. The subjects vary widely - from philosophy to education, from Russia to Israel, from Marxism to romanticism - and the appositeness of Heine's warning is exemplified on a broad front. The contents include Berlin's last essay - a retrospective autobiographical survey and the classic statement of his Zionist views. As a whole the book exhibits the full range of his expertise, and demonstrates the enormously engaging individuality, as well as the power, of his own ideas.


In Search of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy

In Search of Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : In Search of Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : Henry Hardy
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 0755637151
  • Pages : 320
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Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century - a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas - especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism - have become even more prescient and vital today. But who was the man behind such influential views? In Search of Isaiah Berlin tells the compelling story of a decades-long collaboration between Berlin and his editor, Henry Hardy, who made it his vocation to bring Berlin's huge body of work into print. Hardy discovered that Berlin had written far more than people thought, much of it unpublished. As he describes his struggles with Berlin, who was almost on principle unwilling to have his work published, an intimate and revealing picture of the self-deprecating philosopher emerges. This is a unique portrait of a man who gave us a new way of thinking about the human predicament, and whose work had for most of his life remained largely out of view.


Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom by Bruce Baum,Robert Nichols

Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom
  • Title : Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom
  • Author : Bruce Baum,Robert Nichols
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135132380
  • Pages : 270
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Since his death in 1997, Isaiah Berlin’s writings have generated continual interest among scholars and educated readers, especially in regard to his ideas about liberalism, value pluralism, and "positive" and "negative" liberty. Most books on Berlin have examined his general political theory, but this volume uses a contemporary perspective to focus specifically on his ideas about freedom and liberty. Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom brings together an integrated collection of essays by noted and emerging political theorists that commemorate in a critical spirit the recent 50th anniversary of Isaiah Berlin’s famous lecture and essay, "Two Concepts of Liberty." The contributors use Berlin’s essay as an occasion to rethink the larger politics of freedom from a twenty-first century standpoint, bringing Berlin’s ideas into conversation with current political problems and perspectives rooted in postcolonial theory, feminist theory, democratic theory, and critical social theory. The editors begin by surveying the influence of Berlin’s essay and the range of debates about freedom that it has inspired. Contributors’ chapters then offer various analyses such as competing ways to contextualize Berlin’s essay, how to reconsider Berlin’s ideas in light of struggles over national self-determination, European colonialism, and racism, and how to view Berlin’s controversial distinction between so-called "negative liberty" and "positive liberty." By relating Berlin’s thinking about freedom to competing contemporary views of the politics of freedom, this book will be significant for both scholars of Berlin as well as people who are interested in larger debates about the meaning and conditions of freedom.


Against the Current by Isaiah Berlin

Against the Current
  • Title : Against the Current
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400843235
  • Pages : 584
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In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance of dissenters in the history of ideas--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, Berlin brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times--and still challenge conventional wisdom. In a new foreword to this corrected edition, which also includes a new appendix of letters in which Berlin discusses and further illuminates some of its topics, noted essayist Mark Lilla argues that Berlin's decision to give up a philosophy fellowship and become a historian of ideas represented not an abandonment of philosophy but a decision to do philosophy by other, perhaps better, means. "His instinct told him," Lilla writes, "that you learn more about an idea as an idea when you know something about its genesis and understand why certain people found it compelling and were spurred to action by it." This collection of fascinating intellectual portraits is a rich demonstration of that belief.


Conversations with Isaiah Berlin by Ramin Jahanbegloo

Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : Ramin Jahanbegloo
  • Publisher : Halban Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1905559321
  • Pages : 240
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An illuminating and witty dialogue with one of the greatest intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Ramin Jahanbegloo's interview with Isaiah Berlin grew into a series of five conversations which offer an intimate view of Berlin and his ideas. They include discussions on pluralism and liberty as well as the thinkers and writers who influenced Berlin. This revised edition provided an excellent introduction to Berlin's thought. Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian philosopher, who has taught in Europe and North America. In 2006 he was imprisoned for several months in Iran. He is currently teaching Political Philosophy at Toronto University. 'Though like Our Lord and Socrates he does not publish much, he thinks and says a great deal and has had an enormous influence on our times'. Maurice Bowra 'Berlin never talks down to the interviewer. Conversations here means the minds of the interviewed and interviewer meet on equal terms in language that is transparently clear, informed, witty and entertaining'. Stephen Spender 'He is wise without seeming pompous, witty without seeming trivial, affectionate without seeming sentimental'. Michael Ignatieff 'Isaiah Berlin... has for fifty years in this talkative and quarrelsome city (Oxford) been something special, admired by all and disliked by no-one... a benevolent super-don'. John Bayley http://berlin.wolf.ox.ac.uk/


Freedom And Its Betrayal by Isaiah Berlin

Freedom And Its Betrayal
  • Title : Freedom And Its Betrayal
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446496945
  • Pages : 208
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Isaiah Berlin's celebrated radio lectures on six formative anti-liberal thinkers were delivered on the BBC's Third Programme in 1952. They are published here for the first time, fifty years on. Freedom and its Betrayal is one of Isaiah Berlin's earliest and most convincing expositions of his views on human freedom and the history of ideas, views which later found expression in such famous works as 'Two Concepts of Liberty', and were at the heart of his lifelong work on the Enlightenment and its critics. In his lucid examinations of sometimes difficult ideas Berlin demonstrates that a balanced understanding and a resilient defence of human liberty depend on learning both from the errors of freedom's alleged defenders and from the dark insights of its avowed antagonists. This book throws light on the early development of Berlin's ideas, and supplements his already published writings with fuller treatments of Helvétius, Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel and Saint-Simon, with the ultra-conservative traditionalist Maistre bringing up the rear. Freedom and its Betrayal shows Berlin at his liveliest and most torrentially spontaneous, testifying to his talents as a teacher of rare brilliance and impact. Listeners tuned in expectantly each week to the broadcasts and found themselves mesmerised by Berlin's astonishingly fluent extempore style. A leading historian of ideas, who was then a schoolboy, records that the lectures 'excited me so much that I sat, for every talk, on the floor beside the wireless, taking notes'. This excitement is at last recreated here for all to share.


A Mind and Its Time by Joshua L. Cherniss

A Mind and Its Time
  • Title : A Mind and Its Time
  • Author : Joshua L. Cherniss
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199673268
  • Pages : 264
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A detailed study of Isaiah Berlin: historian, philosopher, and political theorist. Situates his evolving ideas in the context of British society and world politics. Offers a new interpretation of Berlin's influential writings on liberty and his debts to philosophy, and makes clear his relationship to the political debates of his times.


The Roots Of Romanticism by Isaiah Berlin

The Roots Of Romanticism
  • Title : The Roots Of Romanticism
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446496929
  • Pages : 192
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The Roots of Romanticism is the long-awaited text of Isaiah Berlin's most celebrated set of lectures, the Mellon Lectures, delivered in Washington in 1965 and heard since by a much wider audience on BBC radio. For Berli, the Romantics set in train a vast, unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notion of objective truth in ethicsm with incalculable, all-pervasive results. In his unscripted tour de force Berlin surveys the myriad attempts to define romanticism, distils its essence, traces its development, and shows how its legacy permeates our outlook today.


Affirming by Isaiah Berlin

Affirming
  • Title : Affirming
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473555396
  • Pages : 704
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‘IB was one of the great affirmers of our time.’ John Banville, New York Review of Books The title of this final volume of Isaiah Berlin’s letters is echoed by John Banville’s verdict in his review of its predecessor, Building: Letters 1960–75, which saw Berlin publish some of his most important work, and create, in Oxford’s Wolfson College, an institutional and architectural legacy. In the period covered by this new volume (1975–97) he consolidates his intellectual legacy with a series of essay collections. These generate many requests for clarification from his readers, and stimulate him to reaffirm and sometimes refine his ideas, throwing substantive new light on his thought as he grapples with human issues of enduring importance. Berlin’s comments on world affairs, especially the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, and the collapse of Communism, are characteristically acute. This is also the era of the Northern Ireland Troubles, the Iranian revolution, the rise of Solidarity in Poland, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against Salman Rushdie, the spread of Islamic fundamentalism, and wars in the Falkland Islands, the Persian Gulf and the Balkans. Berlin scrutinises the leading politicians of the day, including Reagan, Thatcher and Gorbachev, and draws illuminating sketches of public figures, notably contrasting the personas of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Andrey Sakharov. He declines a peerage, is awarded the Agnelli Prize for ethics, campaigns against philistine architecture in London and Jerusalem, helps run the National Gallery and Covent Garden, and talks at length to his biographer. He reflects on the ideas for which he is famous – especially liberty and pluralism – and there is a generous leavening of the conversational brilliance for which he is also renowned, as he corresponds with friends about politics, the academic world, music and musicians, art and artists, and writers and their work, always displaying a Shakespearean fascination with the variety of humankind. Affirming is the crowning achievement both of Berlin’s epistolary life and of the widely acclaimed edition of his letters whose first volume appeared in 2004.


Flourishing by Isaiah Berlin

Flourishing
  • Title : Flourishing
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448104785
  • Pages : 816
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Berlin's letters are marvellously accessible, and as entertaining. During the two decades covered here his personality and career grow and bloom. In America, during the war, he writes a regular telegram to his anxious parents, often saying just 'Flourishing'; the word fits not only his wartime experience, but the whole of his early life, vividly displayed in this book in all its multi-faceted delightfulness.


Enlightening by Isaiah Berlin

Enlightening
  • Title : Enlightening
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Pimlico
  • ISBN Code : 9781844138340
  • Pages : 844
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'People are my landscape', Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. He is a fascinated watcher of human beings in all their variety, and revels in describing them to his many correspondents. His letters combine ironic social comedy and a passionate concern for individual freedom. His interpretation of political events, historical and contemporary, and his views on how life should be lived, are always grounded in the personal, and his fiercest condemnation is reserved for purveyors of grand abstract theories that ignore what people are really like. This second volume of Berlin's letters takes up the story when, after war service in the United States, he returns to life as an Oxford don. Against the background of post-war austerity, the letters chart years of academic frustration and self-doubt, the intellectual explosion when he moves from philosophy to the history of ideas, his growing national fame as broadcaster and lecturer, the publication of some of his best-known works, his election to a professorship, and his reaction to knighthood. Berlin's visits to American universities, where he sees McCarthyism at work, and his journeys eastward - to Europe, Palestine (and later Israel) and the Soviet Union - inspire acute and often very funny pen-pictures. His political contacts yield an inside view of major world events - the creation of Israel, the Suez Crisis, the Cold War. Many letters provide illuminating, accessible commentary on his ideas. These are the years, too, of momentous developments in his private life: the bachelor don's loss of sexual innocence, the emotional turmoil of his father's death, his courtship of a married woman and transformation into husband and stepfather. Above all, these revealing letters vividly display Berlin's effervescent personality - often infuriating, but always irresistible.


The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin by Joshua Cherniss,Steven Smith

The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : Joshua Cherniss,Steven Smith
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107138507
  • Pages : 300
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Isaiah Berlin remains one of the seminal political philosophers of the twentieth century. This book explains his enduring relevance as we face the challenges of the twenty-first.


The Proper Study of Mankind by Isaiah Berlin,Henry Hardy

The Proper Study of Mankind
  • Title : The Proper Study of Mankind
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin,Henry Hardy
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 0712673229
  • Pages : 667
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Isaiah Berlin is one of the leading thinkers of our day, and one of the finest writers. This book selects some of the best of his essays and represents the full range of his work. The opening sections include Berlin's defence of philosophy and history against assimilation to the methods of science; his seminal essays on liberty; his exposition of his most distinctive doctrine - pluralism. These are followed by brilliant studies of intellectual originators, Russian writers and some of his most distinguished contemporaries. Berlin encapsulates the principal movements that charaterise the modern age; from romanticism and Fascism to exitentialism and nationalism. His insights both illuminate the past and offer a key to the burning issues of the today.


Three Critics Of The Enlightenment by Isaiah Berlin

Three Critics Of The Enlightenment
  • Title : Three Critics Of The Enlightenment
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 144649697X
  • Pages : 576
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This book brings together three major studies from Isaiah Berlin's central intellectual project – to explain the opposition to the excessively scientistic French Enlightenment by getting under the skin of its critics and giving a sympathetic account of their views. The contributions of these particular critics could hardly be more important. Giambattista Vico estabished that the humanties are and must remain crucially different from the sciences: J G Herder – sometimes called the father of European nationalism – originated populism, expressionism and pluralism (an idea which Berlin enriched and made powerfully his own); and the anti-rationalist J.G. Hamann lit the fuse of romanticism, the major movement to arise out of the various currents of hostility to Enlightenment thought. The intellectual tension that existed between Enlightenment advocates and these critics is as crucial today as it was at its inception. With his customary humane understanding, Berlin analyses the ideas of three deeply original but often neglected thinkers, and demonstrates their disturbing relevance to the central issues of today's world. This new edition includes three previously uncollected pieces on Vico, an interesting passage excluded from the first edition of the essay on Hamann, and Berlin's thoughtful letters responding to two reviewers of that same edition.


The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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The Hedgehog and the Fox by Isaiah Berlin

The Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Title : The Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400846633
  • Pages : 144
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"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace. Although there have been many interpretations of the adage, Berlin uses it to mark a fundamental distinction between human beings who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things and those who relate everything to a central, all-embracing system. Applied to Tolstoy, the saying illuminates a paradox that helps explain his philosophy of history: Tolstoy was a fox, but believed in being a hedgehog. One of Berlin's most celebrated works, this extraordinary essay offers profound insights about Tolstoy, historical understanding, and human psychology. This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, English translations of the many passages in foreign languages, a new foreword in which Berlin biographer Michael Ignatieff explains the enduring appeal of Berlin's essay, and a new appendix that provides rich context, including excerpts from reviews and Berlin's letters, as well as a startling new interpretation of Archilochus's epigram.


Isaac and Isaiah by David Caute

Isaac and Isaiah
  • Title : Isaac and Isaiah
  • Author : David Caute
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300192096
  • Pages : 335
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DIV Two high-voltage scholars engage in a bitter conflict in this irresistible tale of principle and politics in the Cold War years /div


2010 by De Gruyter

2010
  • Title : 2010
  • Author : De Gruyter
  • Publisher : de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 9783110230253
  • Pages : 2612
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  • Language : English
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.3 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.


The Crooked Timber Of Humanity by Isaiah Berlin

The Crooked Timber Of Humanity
  • Title : The Crooked Timber Of Humanity
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446496961
  • Pages : 288
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Isaiah Berlin is regarded by many as one of the greatest historians of ideas of his time. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity, he argues passionately, eloquently, and subtly, that what he calls 'the Great Goods' of human aspiration - liberty, justice, equality - do not cohere and never can. Pluralism and variety of thought are not avoidable compromises, but the glory of civilisation. In an age of increasing ideological fundamentalism and intolerance we need to listen to Isaiah Berlin more carefully than ever before.


The Economist by N.A

The Economist
  • Title : The Economist
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Concepts and Categories by Isaiah Berlin

Concepts and Categories
  • Title : Concepts and Categories
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1448155460
  • Pages : 240
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Although Isaiah Berlin liked to say that he left philosophy for the history of ideas after the Second World War, there is a decided continuity between his more purely philosophical writings, most of which are collected in this volume, and the more historical work for which he is better known. Included here are Berlin's early arguments against logical positivism and later essays which more evidently reflect his life-long interest in political theory, intellectual history and the philosophy of history. In two related pieces he gives his view on the philosopher's task, to uncover the various models - the concepts and categories - that we bring to our experience, and that help to form it. In his own words 'The goal of philosophy is always the same, to assist men to understand themselves and thus operate in the open, and not wildly, in the dark.'


The Crooked Timber of Humanity by Isaiah Berlin

The Crooked Timber of Humanity
  • Title : The Crooked Timber of Humanity
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691155933
  • Pages : 384
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"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."--Immanuel Kant Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century Fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant--and sometimes genocidal--nationalism that convulses the modern world. This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, a new foreword in which award-winning novelist John Banville discusses Berlin's life and ideas, particularly his defense of pluralism, and a substantial new appendix that provides rich context, including letters by Berlin and previously uncollected writings, most notably his virtuoso review of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy.


The Soviet Mind by Isaiah Berlin

The Soviet Mind
  • Title : The Soviet Mind
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780815709046
  • Pages : 242
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Isaiah Berlins response to the Soviet Union was central to his identity, both personally and intellectually. Never before collected, Berlins writings about the USSR include his accounts of his famous meetings with Russian writers shortly after the Second World War; the celebrated 1945 Foreign Office memorandum on the state of the arts under Stalin; his account of Stalins manipulative artificial dialectic; portraits of Osip Mandelshtam and Boris Pasternak; his survey of Soviet Russian culture written after a visit in 1956; a postscript stimulated by the events of 1989; and more.


Two Concepts of Liberty by Isaiah Berlin

Two Concepts of Liberty
  • Title : Two Concepts of Liberty
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
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  • Pages : 57
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The Spectator by N.A

The Spectator
  • Title : The Spectator
  • Author : N.A
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The Roots of Romanticism (Second Edition) by Isaiah Berlin

The Roots of Romanticism (Second Edition)
  • Title : The Roots of Romanticism (Second Edition)
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
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  • ISBN Code : 9781299545618
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One of the century's most influential philosophers assesses a movement that changed the course of history in this unedited transcript of his 1965 Mellon lecture series. "Exhilaratingly thought-provoking".--"Times London".


The Muses Flee Hitler by Jarrell C. Jackman,Carla M. Borden

The Muses Flee Hitler
  • Title : The Muses Flee Hitler
  • Author : Jarrell C. Jackman,Carla M. Borden
  • Publisher : Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 347
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Freedom and Its Betrayal by Isaiah Berlin,Henry Hardy

Freedom and Its Betrayal
  • Title : Freedom and Its Betrayal
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin,Henry Hardy
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  • ISBN Code : 9780691090993
  • Pages : 182
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The late essayist and philosopher presents a philosophical treatise on human freedom and the history of ideas, based on radio lectures on six formative anti-liberal thinkers--HelvTtius, Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Saint-Simon, and Maistre--originally broadcast by the BBC in 1952. (Philosophy)


Building by Isaiah Berlin

Building
  • Title : Building
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1845952308
  • Pages : 704
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In the period covered here Isaiah Berlin creates Wolfson College, Oxford; John F. Kennedy becomes U.S. President (and is assassinated); Berlin dines with JFK on the day he is told of the Soviet missile bases in Cuba; the Six-Day Arab-Israeli war of 1967 creates problems that remain with us today; Richard M. Nixon succeeds Johnson as President and resigns over Watergate; and the long agony of the Vietnam War grinds on in the background. At the same time Berlin publishes some of his most important work, including Four Essays on Liberty--the key texts of his liberal pluralism--and the essays later included in Vico and Herder. He appears on the radio, on television, and in documentary films, and gives numerous lectures, especially his celebrated Mellon Lectures, later published as The Roots of Romanticism. Behind these public events is a constant stream of gossip and commentary, acerbic humor, and warm personal feeling. This new volume leaves no doubt that Berlin is one of the very best letter-writers of the 20th century.


Isaiah Berlin by Connie Aarsbergen-Ligtvoet

Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : Connie Aarsbergen-Ligtvoet
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • ISBN Code : 9042019298
  • Pages : 202
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  • Language : English
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This study describes the anthropology of Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997), value pluralism's founding father. Berlin wants to protect both moral and cultural diversity against monist tendencies but at the same time struggles to avoid moral relativism. This study follows Berlin critically in this dilemma, thereby giving insight into how value pluralism differs from contemporary postmodernist and conventionalist positions.


The Legacy of Vico in Modern Cultural History by Joseph Mali

The Legacy of Vico in Modern Cultural History
  • Title : The Legacy of Vico in Modern Cultural History
  • Author : Joseph Mali
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139561154
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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In this highly original study Joseph Mali explores how four attentive and inventive readers of Giambattista Vico's New Science (1744) – the French historian Jules Michelet (1798–1874), the Irish writer James Joyce (1882–1941), the German literary scholar Erich Auerbach (1892–1957) and the English philosopher Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) – came to find in Vico's work the inspiration for their own modern theories (or, in the case of Joyce, stories) of human life and history. Mali's reconstruction of the specific biographical and historical occasions in which these influential men of letters encountered Vico reveals how their initial impressions and interpretations of his theory of history were decisive both for their intellectual development and their major achievements in literature and thought. This new interpretation of the legacy of Vico's New Science is essential reading for all those engaged in the history of ideas and modern cultural history.


Political Ideas in the Romantic Age by Isaiah Berlin

Political Ideas in the Romantic Age
  • Title : Political Ideas in the Romantic Age
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400852811
  • Pages : 504
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This new edition features the previously unpublished delivery text of Berlin's inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this volume and stands as the briefest and most pithy version of his famous essay "Two Concepts of Liberty.? Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which the great intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the period he made his own. Written for a series of lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1952, and heavily revised and expanded by Berlin afterward, the book argues that the political ideas of 1760-1830 are still largely ours, down to the language and metaphors they are expressed in. Berlin provides a vivid account of some of the era’s most influential thinkers, including Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Helvetius, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, and Schelling. Written in Berlin’s characteristically accessible style, this is his longest single text. Distilling his formative early work and containing much that is not to be found in his famous essays, the book is of great interest both for what it reveals about the continuing influence of Romantic political thinking and for what it shows about the development of Berlin’s own influential thought. The book has been carefully prepared by Berlin's longtime editor Henry Hardy, and Joshua L. Cherniss provides an illuminating introduction that sets it in the context of Berlin's life and work.


Books of the Times by N.A

Books of the Times
  • Title : Books of the Times
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Karl Marx by Isaiah Berlin

Karl Marx
  • Title : Karl Marx
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0195103262
  • Pages : 228
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Isaiah Berlin's portrait of the father of socialism provides a comprehensive introduction to Marx as theorist of the socialist revolution, illuminating his personality and ideas, and concentrating on those which have historically formed the core of Marxism.


Four Essays on Liberty by Isaiah Berlin

Four Essays on Liberty
  • Title : Four Essays on Liberty
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 213
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A Critic's Notebook by Irving Howe

A Critic's Notebook
  • Title : A Critic's Notebook
  • Author : Irving Howe
  • Publisher : Harcourt
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 364
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of essays on fiction explore the concepts of character, style, tone, and genre, commenting on such literary giants as, Fielding, Sterne, Dickens, George Eliot, Tolstoy, and Kipling


The Hedgehog and the Fox by Isaiah Berlin

The Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Title : The Hedgehog and the Fox
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Phoenix
  • ISBN Code : 9781780228426
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword. 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning of the words, to outline a fundamental distinction that exists in mankind, between those who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things (foxes) and those who relate everything to a central all-embracing system (hedgehogs). When applied to Tolstoy, the image illuminates a paradox of his philosophy of history, and shows why he was frequently misunderstood by his contemporaries and critics. Tolstoy was by nature a fox, but he believed in being a hedgehog.