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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  • Language : English
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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/


Conversations with Isaiah Berlin by Isaiah Berlin,Ramin Jahanbegloo

Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin,Ramin Jahanbegloo
  • Publisher : Halban Pub
  • ISBN Code : 9781905559039
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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Revealing and enlightening, Conversations with Isaiah Berlin gives a close view of one of the foremost thinkers of our time. Philosopher and leading proponent of liberal thinking, Isaiah Berlin has changed our sense of history and the world. His impact on the intellectual and political views of the second half of the twentieth century alone makes it critical to understand his works and analyze his thoughts, and these conversations are a perfect introduction to both. This revised edition follows Isaiah Berlin from Petrograd to Oxford, Washington to Moscow, and London to Jerusalem. The topics range broadly from philosophy to music, history to literature, Judaism to Israel, Marx and Machiavelli to his extraordinary encounters with Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak in post-war Russia.


Conversations with Francis Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Koestler, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Paine and Kar by Ivy Scthiue (Shiue)

Conversations with Francis Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Koestler, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Paine and Kar
  • Title : Conversations with Francis Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Koestler, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Paine and Kar
  • Author : Ivy Scthiue (Shiue)
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  • ISBN Code : 9781364342494
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Conversations with Francis Bacon, Isaiah Berlin, Thomas Hobbes, Arthur Koestler, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Paine and Karl Popper


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

Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom
  • Title : Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom
  • Author : Bruce David Baum,Robert Nichols
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0415656796
  • Pages : 269
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  • Language : English
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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.


Talking Philosophy by Bryan Magee

Talking Philosophy
  • Title : Talking Philosophy
  • Author : Bryan Magee
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9780192854179
  • Pages : 275
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  • Language : English
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Based on a highly successful BBC television series, this book presents fifteen dialogues between author and broadcaster Bryan Magee and some of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. Isaiah Berlin considers the fundamental question, "What is philosophy?," A. J. Ayer reviews logical positivism, and Iris Murdoch talks about the relation between philosophy and literature. Moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science are all treated in depth by the thinkers who have shaped these fields--including Noam Chomsky, W. V. O. Quine, and Herbert Marcuse. Written in an informal, conversational style, even the most difficult philosophical ideas are made accessible to the general reader.


Transactions of the American Philosophical Society by Sue Ann Prince

Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
  • Title : Transactions of the American Philosophical Society
  • Author : Sue Ann Prince
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780871699343
  • Pages : 113
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  • Language : English
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The Curatorial Department of the American Philosophical Society presents a catalogue of the exhibition being held in Philosophical Hall from June 2003 through December 2004. The exhibit focuses on the blending of art & science in the study of natural history in North America. It explores the cultural assumptions that governed the practice of natural history on the North American continent in the 18th & early 19th centuries. Focusing on the study of living things -- plants, animals, & indigenous peoples -- it looks at how & why Euro-Americans of the Enlightenment & post-Enlightenment periods went about explaining the world the way they did. Exhibit items include historical specimens, manuscript materials, first-edition books, & art work.


Isaiah Berlin by John Gray

Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : John Gray
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 183
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  • Language : English
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In this critical introduction to the works and ideas of Isaiah Berlin, the author pays special attention to Berlin's political thinking, but brings out the connections between it and Berlin's other themes and preoccupations, particularly those which find expression in Berlin's books of essays in the history of ideas (notable among such volumes is The Crooked Timber of Humanity).


Christianity, Tolerance, and Pluralism by Michael Jinkins

Christianity, Tolerance, and Pluralism
  • Title : Christianity, Tolerance, and Pluralism
  • Author : Michael Jinkins
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415329088
  • Pages : 249
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a sustained, critical and theological engagement with arguably the most crucial aspect of contemporary society - its diversity. The author finds in the social theory of Isaiah Berlin a number of fruitful ways to reframe the debate over these questions, and to contribute to a more positive conversation regarding our fundamental differences. The book focuses particularly on Berlin's critique of monism and idealistic utopianism, arguing that pluralism does not represent a failure in the nature of human society, but a superabundance of possibilities in a created world grounded in the character of God. Bringing Berlin's thought into conversation with other social theorists, philosophers and Christian theologians, the book provides leaders and members of faith communities with a viable model to move beyond tolerance as mere forbearance to a grace which consists of respect and radical acceptance of others.


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.


Unfinished Dialogue by Sir Isaiah Berlin,Beata Polanowska-Sygulska

Unfinished Dialogue
  • Title : Unfinished Dialogue
  • Author : Sir Isaiah Berlin,Beata Polanowska-Sygulska
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • ISBN Code : 161592731X
  • Pages : 317
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  • Language : English
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Conversations with Joseph Brodsky by Solomon Volkov,Joseph Brodsky,Iosif Aleksandrovič Brodskij

Conversations with Joseph Brodsky
  • Title : Conversations with Joseph Brodsky
  • Author : Solomon Volkov,Joseph Brodsky,Iosif Aleksandrovič Brodskij
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 306
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  • Language : English
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A portrait of poet Joseph Brodsky is painted through fifteen years of interviews with the author, depicting his childhood in war-torn Leningrad and his time in Khruschev's Russia


Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism by Anonimo

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
  • Title : Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism
  • Author : Anonimo
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780787689452
  • Pages : 308
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  • Language : English
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Twentieth-century Literary Criticism by Gale Research Company

Twentieth-century Literary Criticism
  • Title : Twentieth-century Literary Criticism
  • Author : Gale Research Company
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 29
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  • Language : English
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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.


Hannah Arendt Newsletter by N.A

Hannah Arendt Newsletter
  • Title : Hannah Arendt Newsletter
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin by Aileen Kelly

The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin
  • Title : The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin
  • Author : Aileen Kelly
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 198
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  • Language : English
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The papers given at the conference and collected in this volume concentrate on three aspects of Berlin's concept of pluralism. Aileen Kelly, Mark Lilla, and Steven Lukes trace the development and consequences of his distinction between "hedgehogs," thinkers who have a single, unified theory of human action and history, and "foxes," who believe in multiplicity and resist the impulse to subject humanity to a universal vision. Ronald Dworkin, Bernard Williams, Thomas Nagel, and Charles Taylor examine how liberalism can be sustained in the face of Berlin's insight that equally legitimate values, such as liberty and equality, may come into irreconcilable conflict. Avishai Margalit, Richard Wollheim, Michael Walzer, and Robert Silvers take up Berlin's advocacy for the State of Israel and his hopes for it as a place where the often contrary values of liberalism and nationalism might find harmonious resolution.


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.


Down a Path of Wonder by Robert Craft

Down a Path of Wonder
  • Title : Down a Path of Wonder
  • Author : Robert Craft
  • Publisher : Naxos Audio Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 562
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  • Language : English
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Craft's musical observations are pertinent and witty, and it is music that underpins this collection of memoirs. However, his descriptions of Stravinsky's collaborator-friends, such as George Balanchine, T.S. Eliot, W.H. Auden, Aldous Huxley and other makers the twentieth century, also provide a fascinating contribution to the intellectual and cultural history of our era.


Isaac and Isaiah by David Caute

Isaac and Isaiah
  • Title : Isaac and Isaiah
  • Author : David Caute
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300195346
  • Pages : 351
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Rancorous and highly public disagreements between Isaiah Berlin and Isaac Deutscher escalated to the point of cruel betrayal in the mid-1960s, yet surprisingly the details of the episode have escaped historians’ scrutiny. In this gripping account of the ideological clash between two of the most influential scholars of Cold War politics, David Caute uncovers a hidden story of passionate beliefs, unresolved antagonism, and the high cost of reprisal to both victim and perpetrator. Though Deutscher (1907–1967) and Berlin (1909–1997) had much in common—each arrived in England in flight from totalitarian violence, quickly mastered English, and found entry into the Anglo-American intellectual world of the 1950s—Berlin became one of the presiding voices of Anglo-American liberalism, while Deutscher remained faithful to his Leninist heritage, resolutely defending Soviet conduct despite his rejection of Stalin’s tyranny. Caute combines vivid biographical detail with an acute analysis of the issues that divided these two icons of Cold War politics, and brings to light for the first time the full severity of Berlin’s action against Deutscher.


Conversations with Zizek by Slavoj Zizek,Glyn Daly

Conversations with Zizek
  • Title : Conversations with Zizek
  • Author : Slavoj Zizek,Glyn Daly
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0745657230
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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In this new book, Slavoj Žižek and Glyn Daly engage in a series of entertaining conversations which illustrate the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multiculturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics. An excellent introduction to one of the most engaging and controversial cultural theorists writing today. Žižek is a Slovenian sociologist who trained as a Lacanian and uses Lacan to analyse popular culture and politics. Illustrates the originality of Žižek’s thinking on psychoanalysis, philosophy, multi-culturalism, popular/cyber culture, totalitarianism, ethics and politics. Provides a unique glimpse of Žižek’s humour and character and offers new material and fresh perspectives which will be of interest to followers of Žižek’s writings.


Conversations with Critics by Nicolas Tredell

Conversations with Critics
  • Title : Conversations with Critics
  • Author : Nicolas Tredell
  • Publisher : Sheep Meadow Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 420
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  • Language : English
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The Jewish Quarterly by N.A

The Jewish Quarterly
  • Title : The Jewish Quarterly
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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London Magazine by John Lehmann,Alan Ross

London Magazine
  • Title : London Magazine
  • Author : John Lehmann,Alan Ross
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The Moment of Existence by Robert Craft

The Moment of Existence
  • Title : The Moment of Existence
  • Author : Robert Craft
  • Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press (TN)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 323
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  • Language : English
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"In this rich volume of cultural commentary, Robert Craft's flashing intellect illuminates, communicates, and assesses the thought and genius of half a decade of ferment in the arts. Whether expressing his own precepts or offering his take on the cultural contributions of others, Craft is at his best in these thirty-two essays and reviews that bring to his reader glimpses, insights, first-hand historical contexts, critiques, and studied appreciations from the worlds of painting, music, dance, and literature." "Craft's apparently universal scope provides him with comfortable command, whether the subject is W. H. Auden's and T. S. Eliot's politics, body language in Renaissance painting, the little known (to American audiences) Danish writer Jens Peter Jacobsen and Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, Martha Graham's boudoir, or authoritative considerations of the music of Schoenberg and Stravinsky. These critiques constitute the kind of reading that challenges and informs while it moves to laughter and to the deepest emotions." "Rounding off this banquet is a small dessert in the form of an interview with Craft, drawing from him his contrast of our own fin de siecle with that of the last century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


History of Political Thought by N.A

History of Political Thought
  • Title : History of Political Thought
  • Author : N.A
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Eshkol; the Man and the Nation by Terence Cornelius Farmer Prittie,Terence Prittie

Eshkol; the Man and the Nation
  • Title : Eshkol; the Man and the Nation
  • Author : Terence Cornelius Farmer Prittie,Terence Prittie
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 368
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Eshkol of Israel: the Man the Nation by Terence Prittie

Eshkol of Israel: the Man the Nation
  • Title : Eshkol of Israel: the Man the Nation
  • Author : Terence Prittie
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 368
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The Virginia Quarterly Review by N.A

The Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Title : The Virginia Quarterly Review
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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World Philosophers and Their Works: Abe, Masao - Freire, Paulo by John K. Roth,Rowena Wildin

World Philosophers and Their Works: Abe, Masao - Freire, Paulo
  • Title : World Philosophers and Their Works: Abe, Masao - Freire, Paulo
  • Author : John K. Roth,Rowena Wildin
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • ISBN Code : 9780893568795
  • Pages : 2136
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  • Language : English
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Examines the lives, works, and influence of ancient and contemporary world philosophers from Pythagoras and Jalal al-Din Rumi to Elie Wiesel and Alison M. Jaggar, and analyzes the authorship and historical context of ancient works.


The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt
  • Title : The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt
  • Author : Seyla Benhabib
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : English
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The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in light of newly gained insights into the historico-cultural background of her work. Visit our website for sample chapters!


The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt by Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Seyla Benhabib,Seyla Benhabib

The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt
  • Title : The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt
  • Author : Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Seyla Benhabib,Seyla Benhabib
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 247
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  • Language : English
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In this re-examination of the political thought of Hannah Arendt, Seyla Benhabib decentres the standard and widespread reading of Arendt's work, in which Arendt's The Human Condition dominates, and discovers Arendt's political philosophy in the light of newly gained insights into the historical and cultural context of Arendt's complete work. This eloquently written book includes discussions of Arendt's neglected early text on Rahel Varnhagen, her confrontation with German Existenz philosophy and Zionist politics, Arendt's theory of totalitarianism, and the paradoxes of the rights of man. Hannah Arendt's political thought anticipates some of the major preoccupations of today's identity politics, from gender to nationalism and ethnicit


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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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.


Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Annual Cumulative Title Index (1-143) by Gale / Cengage Learning,Gale Group

Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Annual Cumulative Title Index (1-143)
  • Title : Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism Annual Cumulative Title Index (1-143)
  • Author : Gale / Cengage Learning,Gale Group
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • ISBN Code : 9780787673918
  • Pages : 270
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  • Language : English
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Books in Print Supplement by N.A

Books in Print Supplement
  • Title : Books in Print Supplement
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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Conversations with René Girard by René Girard

Conversations with René Girard
  • Title : Conversations with René Girard
  • Author : René Girard
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350075140
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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French theorist René Girard was one of the major thinkers of the twentieth century. Read by international leaders, quoted by the French media, Girard influenced such writers as J.M. Coetzee and Milan Kundera. Dubbed “the new Darwin of the human sciences” and one of the most compelling thinkers of the age, Girard spent nearly four decades at Stanford exploring what it means to be human and making major contributions to philosophy, literary criticism, psychology and theology with his mimetic theory. This is the first collection of interviews with Girard, one that brings together discussions on Cervantes, Dostoevsky, and Proust alongside the causes of conflict and violence and the role of imitation in human behavior. Granting important insights into Girard's life and thought, these provocative and lively conversations underline Girard's place as leading public intellectual and profound theorist.


Tormented Loyalty by Christopher Sykes

Tormented Loyalty
  • Title : Tormented Loyalty
  • Author : Christopher Sykes
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 477
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  • Language : English
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In Conversation with Naim Attallah by Naim Attallah

In Conversation with Naim Attallah
  • Title : In Conversation with Naim Attallah
  • Author : Naim Attallah
  • Publisher : Quartet Books (UK)
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 388
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  • Language : English
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Isaac and Isaiah by David Caute

Isaac and Isaiah
  • Title : Isaac and Isaiah
  • Author : David Caute
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300195346
  • Pages : 351
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  • Language : English
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Rancorous and highly public disagreements between Isaiah Berlin and Isaac Deutscher escalated to the point of cruel betrayal in the mid-1960s, yet surprisingly the details of the episode have escaped historians’ scrutiny. In this gripping account of the ideological clash between two of the most influential scholars of Cold War politics, David Caute uncovers a hidden story of passionate beliefs, unresolved antagonism, and the high cost of reprisal to both victim and perpetrator. Though Deutscher (1907–1967) and Berlin (1909–1997) had much in common—each arrived in England in flight from totalitarian violence, quickly mastered English, and found entry into the Anglo-American intellectual world of the 1950s—Berlin became one of the presiding voices of Anglo-American liberalism, while Deutscher remained faithful to his Leninist heritage, resolutely defending Soviet conduct despite his rejection of Stalin’s tyranny. Caute combines vivid biographical detail with an acute analysis of the issues that divided these two icons of Cold War politics, and brings to light for the first time the full severity of Berlin’s action against Deutscher.


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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  • Language : English
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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 British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Stanford Slavic Studies by N.A

Stanford Slavic Studies
  • Title : Stanford Slavic Studies
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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