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Hardy, Henry

Works: 181 works in 617 publications in 9 languages and 18,750 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Originator, Compiler, ed, Contributor, Printer, Illustrator
Classifications: B29, 192
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Most widely held works about Henry Hardy
Most widely held works by Henry Hardy
Against the current : essays in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

80 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the "great goods" of human aspiration - liberty, justice, equality - are not coherent and never can be. Sir Isaiah Berlin is a historian of ideas
Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 1,638 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
The roots of romanticism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

67 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,632 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."
The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays
Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isaiah Berlin's celebrated radio lectures on six formative anti-liberal thinkers were broadcast by the BBC in 1952. They are published here for the first time, fifty years later. They comprise one of Berlin's earliest and most convincing expositions of his views on human freedom and on the history of ideas - views that 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. Working with BBC transcripts and Berlin's annotated drafts, Henry Hardy has recreated these lectures, which consolidated the forty-three-year-old Berlin's growing reputation as a man who could speak about intellectual matters in an accessible and involving way." "In his examination of sometimes complex ideas, Berlin demonstrates that a balanced understanding and a resilient defense 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 most influential ideas, and supplements his already published writings with fuller treatments of Helvetius, Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, and Saint-Simon, with the ultraconservative Maistre bringing up the rear." "These thinkers gave to freedom a new dimension of power - power that, Berlin argues, has historically brought about less, not more, individual liberty." "These lectures show 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 hour-long broadcasts and found themselves mesmerized by Berlin's astonishingly fluent extempore style. One listener, a leading historian of ideas who was then a schoolboy, was to recount 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."--Jacket
Personal impressions by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of remarkable biographical portraits, the great essayist and intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin brings to life a wide range of prominent twentieth-century thinkers, politicians, and writers. These include Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Chaim Weizmann, Albert Einstein, Virginia Woolf, Aldous Huxley, Boris Pasternak, and Anna Akhmatova. With the exception of Roosevelt, Berlin met them all, and he knew many of them well. Other figures recalled here include the Zionist Yitzhak Sadeh, the U.S. Supreme Court judge Felix Frankfurter, the classicist and wit Maurice Bowra, the philosopher J.L. Austin, and the literary critic Edmund Wilson. For this edition, ten new pieces have been added, including portraits of David Ben-Gurion, Maynard and Lydia Keynes, and Stephen Spender, as well as Berlin's autobiographical reflections on Jewish Oxford and his Oxford undergraduate years. Rich and enlightening, Personal Impressions is a vibrant demonstration of Berlin's belief that ideas truly live only through people."--Provided by publisher
The sense of reality : studies in ideas and their history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 769 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 Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 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
Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 691 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 power of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 636 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
Political ideas in the romantic age : their rise and influence on modern thought by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 615 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 )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 411 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 )

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

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

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building : letters 1960-1975 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wider das Geläufige : Aufsätze zur Ideengeschichte by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hedgehog and the fox; an essay on Tolstoy's view of history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 86 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 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
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The roots of romanticism
Alternative Names
Dugdale, Robert 1949-

Hardy, H. 1949-

Hardy, Henry Jr

Hardy, Henry Robert Dugdale

Hardy, Henry Robert Dugdale 1949-

Henry Hardy Brits componist

Генри Харди

هنری هاردی

하디, 헨리

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Russian thinkersThe roots of romanticismThe proper study of mankind : an anthology of essaysFreedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human libertyPersonal impressionsThe sense of reality : studies in ideas and their historyThe Soviet mind : Russian culture under communismThe power of ideas