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Hardy, Henry

Works: 194 works in 811 publications in 7 languages and 19,779 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other, Originator, ed, Printer, Redactor, Illustrator, Composer
Classifications: B29, 192
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Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,101 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
Personal impressions by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

52 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This 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 new epilogue, where Berlin describes the three strands of his own personality: Russian, English, and Jewish."--Jacket
Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

54 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Isaiah Berlin's essays presents the sweep of his contributions to philosophy from his early participation in the debates surrounding logical positivism to his later work, which more evidently reflects his life-long interest in political theory, the history of ideas, and the philosophy of history. Here Berlin describes his view of the nature of philosophy, and of its main task: to uncover the various models and presuppositions - the concepts and categories - that men bring to their existence, and that help form that existence. Throughout, his writing is informed by his intense consciousness of the plurality of values, the nature of historical understanding, and of the fragility of human freedom in the face of rigid dogma."--Jacket
The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays
Against the current : essays in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The sense of reality : studies in ideas and their history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah Berlin's The Sense of Reality at last makes available an important body of previously unknown work by one of our leading historians of ideas and one of the finest essayists writing in English. Eight of the nine pieces included here are published for the first time, and their range is characteristically wide. The subjects explored include realism in history, judgment in politics, the history of socialism, the nature and impact of Marxism, the radical cultural revolution instigated by the Romantics, Russian notions of artistic commitment, and the origins and practice of nationalism. The title essay, starting from the impossibility of historians being able to re-create a bygone epoch, is a superb centerpiece. -- Publisher description
The power of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays collected in this new volume reveal Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid and accessible. He was constitutionally incapable of writing with the opacity of the specialist, but these shorter, more introductory pieces provide the perfect starting-point for the reader new to his work. Those who are already familiar with his writing will also be grateful for this further addition to his collected essays. The connecting theme of these essays, as in the case of earlier volumes, is the crucial social and political role--past, present and future--of ideas, and of their progenitors. A rich variety of subject-matters is represented--from philosophy to education, from Russia to Israel, from Marxism to romanticism--so that the truth of Heine's warning is exemplified on a broad front. It is a warning that Berlin often referred to, and provides an answer to those who ask, as from time to time they do, why intellectual history matters. -- Book jacket
The Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin's response to the Soviet Union was central to his identity, both personally and intellectually. Born a Russian subject in Riga in 1909, he spoke Russian as a child and witnessed both revolutions in St. Petersburg in 1917, emigrating to the West in 1921. He first returned to Russia in 1945, when he met the writers Anna Akhmatova and Boris Pasternak. These formative encounters helped shape his later work, especially his defense of political freedom and his studies of pre-Soviet Russian thinkers." "Never before collected, Berlin's writings about the USSR include his accounts of his famous meetings with Russian writers shortly after the Second World War; his celebrated 1945 Foreign Office memorandum on the state of the arts under Stalin; his account of Stalin's manipulative 'artificial dialectic'; portraits of Osip Mandel'shtam 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. This collection includes essays that have never been published before, as well as works that are not widely known because they were published under pseudonyms to protect relatives living in Russia."--Jacket
Three critics of the Enlightenment : Vico, Hamann, Herder by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin was deeply admired during his life, but his full contribution was perhaps underestimated because of his preference for the long essay form. The efforts of Henry Hardy to edit Berlin's work and reintroduce it to a broad, eager readership have gone far to remedy this. Now, Princeton is pleased to return to print, under one cover, Berlin's essays on Vico, Hamann, and Herder. These essays on three relatively uncelebrated thinkers are not marginal ruminations, but rather among Berlin's most important studies in the history of ideas. They are integral to his central project: the critical recovery of the ideas of the Counter-Enlightenment and the explanation of its appeal and consequences - both positive and (often) tragic."--Jacket
Political ideas in the romantic age : their rise and influence on modern thought by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vividly expounding the central political ideas of leading European thinkers in the period 1760-1830, including Helvetius, Condorcet, Rousseau, Saint-Simon, Hegel, Schelling, and Fichte, the book is written in Berlin's characteristically accessible style. 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
Liberty : incorporating four essays on liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberty is a revised and expanded edition of a modern classic of liberalism, Four Essays On Liberty, regarded by Isaiah Berlin as his most important book, and constantly discussed since its publication in 1969. Irving Howe described it in Harper's as 'an exhilarating performance - this, one tells oneself, is what the life of the mind can be'." "Berlin's editor Henry Hardy has told the story of the book's genesis, revised the text, identified sources, incorporated a fifth essay that Berlin had wanted to include, and added three further pieces, so that Berlin's principal statements on liberty are now gathered together. Three appendices drawn from Berlin's unpublished papers help us to understand the core of personal conviction from which his writings sprang. A guide by Ian Harris to the huge literature stimulated by Berlin's ideas completes the volume."--Jacket
The one and the many : reading Isaiah Berlin( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enlightening : letters, 1946-1960 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"People are my landscape," Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. This second volume of Berlin's letters takes up the story when, after war service in the U.S., 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 portraits. 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 his transformation into husband and stepfather
The roots of romanticism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
Flourishing : letters 1928-1946 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Life is not worth living unless one can be indiscreet to intimate friends,' wrote Isaiah Berlin to a correspondent. Flourishing inaugurates a keenly awaited edition of Berlin's letters that might well adopt this remark as an epigraph. Berlin's life was enormously worth living, both for himself and for us; and fortunately he said a great deal to his friends on paper as well as in person. The indiscretions, thought engaging, are of course only part of the story. Berlin is one of the towering intellectual figures of the twentieth century, and the focus of growing interest and discussion. Above all, he is one of the best modern exponents of the disappearing art of letter-writing. When this volume opens Berlin is eighteen, a pupil at St Paul's School in London. He becomes an undergraduate at Oxford, then a Fellow of All Souls, where he writes his celebrated biography of Karl Marx. When that is complete he moves to New College to teach philosophy, and after the outbreak of the Second World War sails to America in somewhat mysterious circumstances with Guy Burgess. He stays in the USA, working for the British Government (apart from visits home and his famous trip to the Soviet Union in 1945-6) until April 1946, when he returns to Oxford, and the volume closes. Berlin's letters are marvellously accessible, and as entertaining as a novel. During the two decades covered here we see his personality and career growing and blooming. In America he writes a regular telegram to his anxious parents, often saying just 'Flourishing'; the word is entirely apt, not only for his wartime experience, but for the whole of his early life, vividly displayed in this book in all its multi-faceted delightfulness
The book of Isaiah : personal impressions of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaiah Berlin was one of the most celebrated British thinkers of the twentieth century, he was a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. This book offers a series of personal impressions of him and his ideas by a range of people who knew him, or have been affected by his work
Building : letters 1960-1975 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Marx by Richard P Appelbaum( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Isaiah Berlin's intellectual biography of Karl Marx has long been recognized as one of the best concise accounts of the life and thought of the man who had, in Berlin's words, a more "direct, deliberate, and powerful" influence on mankind than any other nineteenth-century thinker. A brilliantly lucid work of synthesis and exposition, the book introduces Marx's ideas and sets them in their context, explains why they were revolutionary in political and intellectual terms, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic life and outsized personality. Berlin takes readers through Marx's years of adolescent rebellion and post-university communist agitation, the personal high point of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and intellectual effort. Critical yet sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a life without reproducing a legend. New features of this thoroughly revised edition include references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's assessment of the distinctiveness of Berlin's book, and a revised guide to further reading
The hedgehog and the fox; an essay on Tolstoy's view of history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""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 illu
Zi you ji qi bei pan by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe cong zi you zhu yi de ji ben li nian chu fa,Tao lun le jin dai zhu ming si xiang jia ai er wei xiu,Lu suo,Fei xi te,Hei ge er,Sheng xi men he mai si te deng ren dui zi you yi ji ren lei li shi de kan fa
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The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays
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Dugdale, Robert 1949-

Hadai, Hengli 1949-

Hardy, H. 1949-

Hardy, Henry Jr

Hardy, Henry Robert Dugdale

Hardy, Henry Robert Dugdale 1949-

Hengli Hadai 1949-

Henry Hardy Brits componist

Henry Hardy compositeur britannique

Henry Hardy compositor britànic

Henry Hardy compositor británico

Генри Харди

هنری هاردی

하디, 헨리

ハーディ, ヘンリー

亨利 哈代 1949-

哈代, 亨利 1949-

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Personal impressionsConcepts and categories : philosophical essaysThe proper study of mankind : an anthology of essaysAgainst the current : essays in the history of ideasThe sense of reality : studies in ideas and their historyThe power of ideasThe Soviet mind : Russian culture under communismThree critics of the Enlightenment : Vico, Hamann, Herder