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Kelly, Aileen

Overview
Works: 28 works in 169 publications in 4 languages and 6,059 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: DK189.2, 947.07
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Aileen Kelly
Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

57 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin witnessed the excesses of the Russian Revolution as a child. In becoming one of the key liberal intellects of the last century he made some of his most important contributions on Russian thought and the idea of freedom. In the ten essays gathered here, Berlin addresses the great Russian minds of the nineteenth century - Herzen, Bakunin, Belinsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev - as well as exploring the political and social revolutions they inspired and responded to. Berlin himself describes this extraordinary outpouring of ideas as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'." "This new edition, specially prepared for Penguin Classics, has been completely reset with an expanded index and new editorial apparatus, including a glossary of names. Aileen Kelly's introduction shows how Berlin, in combining the pragmatism of English liberalism and the aspirations of European idealism, revealed that it is through men's moral ideals that they may become free of tyranny."--Jacket
Views from the other shore : essays on Herzen, Chekhov, and Bakhtin by Aileen Kelly( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She shows how the view of freedom that Herzen shared with Chekhov and Bakhtin provides an antidote both to traditional absolutes and to the boundless relativism of much postmodern theory. As such it offers an answer to the question now besetting intellectuals in Russia and the West: how to ground morality after the collapse of ideological certainties."--Jacket
Toward another shore : Russian thinkers between necessity and chance by Aileen Kelly( Book )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, an internationally acclaimed scholar writes about the passion for ideology among nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian intellectuals and the development of sophisticated critiques of ideology by a continuing minority of Russian thinkers who were inspired by liberalism. Aileen Kelly sets the conflict between utopian and antiutopian traditions in Russian thinking within the context of the shift in European thought away from faith in universal systems and "grand narratives" of progress toward an acceptance of the role of chance and contingency in nature and history
Mikhail Bakunin : a study in the psychology and politics of Utopianism by Aileen Kelly( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of chance : the life and thought of Alexander Herzen by Aileen Kelly( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Herzen--philosopher, novelist, essayist, political agitator, and one of the leading Russian intellectuals of the nineteenth century--was as famous in his day as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. While he is remembered for his masterpiece My Past and Thoughts and as the father of Russian socialism, his contributions to the history of ideas defy easy categorization because they are so numerous. Aileen Kelly presents the first fully rounded study of the farsighted genius whom Isaiah Berlin called "the forerunner of much twentieth-century thought." In an era dominated by ideologies of human progress, Herzen resisted them because they conflicted with his sense of reality, a sense honed by his unusually comprehensive understanding of history, philosophy, and the natural sciences. Following his unconventional decision to study science at university, he came to recognize the implications of early evolutionary theory, not just for the natural world but for human history. In this respect, he was a Darwinian even before Darwin. Socialism for Russia, as Herzen conceived it, was not an ideology--least of all Marxian "scientific socialism"--but a concrete means of grappling with unique historical circumstances, a way for Russians to combine the best of Western achievements with the possibilities of their own cultural milieu in order to move forward. In the same year that Marx declared communism to be the "solution to the riddle of history," Herzen denied that any such solution could exist. History, like nature, was contingent--an improvisation both constrained and encouraged by chance."--Provided by publisher
The legacy of Isaiah Berlin( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Russische Denker by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel essays over de Russische geschiedenis, literatuur en filosofie van de 19e eeuw
Il riccio e la volpe e altri saggi by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pensadores rusos by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1900 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings [of] Isaiah Berlin by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learner's choice by Aileen Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion notes on Chaim Potok's The gift of Asher Lev by Aileen Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings [of] Isaiah Berlin by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussion notes on Bernard Shaw's Plays pleasant by Aileen Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies by Aileen Kelly( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that citizens of advanced market democracies are satisfied with their material progress, many are haunted by a spirit of unhappiness. There is evidence of a rising tide of clinical depression in most advanced societies, and in the United States studies have documented a decline in the number of people who regard themselves as happy. Although our political and economic systems are based on the utilitarian philosophy of happiness-the greatest good for the greatest number-they seem to have contributed to our dissatisfaction with life. This book investigates why this is so.Drawing on extensive research in such fields as quality of life, economics, politics, sociology, psychology, and biology, Robert E. Lane presents a challenging thesis. He shows that the main sources of well-being in advanced economies are friendships and a good family life and that, once one is beyond the poverty level, a larger income contributes almost nothing to happiness. In fact, as prosperity increases, there is a tragic erosion of family solidarity and community integration, and individuals become more and more distrustful of each other and their political institutions. Lane urges that we alter our priorities so that we increase our levels of companionship even at the risk of reducing our income
Discussion notes on Christy Brown's My left foot by Aileen Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ends and beginnings by Alexander Herzen( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five days by Aileen Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Toward another shore : Russian thinkers between necessity and chance
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Views from the other shore : essays on Herzen, Chekhov, and BakhtinToward another shore : Russian thinkers between necessity and chanceThe legacy of Isaiah BerlinPensadores rusos
Alternative Names
Aileen Kelly Biographer and Russian historian

Kelly, Aileen

Kelly, Aileen M.

Келли, Эйлин

켈리, 에일린

Languages
English (132)

German (11)

Spanish (10)

Italian (4)