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Berlin, Isaiah 1909-1997

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Karl Marx : his life and environment by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

218 editions published between 1000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 4,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the scholarly Karl Marx who became the leader of an international socialist movement
Against the current : essays in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

105 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 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
The crooked timber of humanity : chapters in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

74 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on utopianism, cultural history, relativism, fascism, romanticism, and nationalism
Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

94 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general discussion of the nineteenth-century Russian intelligentsia prefaces vivid portraits of individual thinkers, writers, dissenters, and revolutionaries
The hedgehog and the fox; an essay on Tolstoy's view of history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

75 editions published between 1953 and 2021 in English and held by 2,152 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
Four essays on liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

111 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 13 languages and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal impressions by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

72 editions published between 1980 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,893 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
The roots of romanticism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Isaiah Berlin, the Romantics set in train a vast, unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notions of objective truth and validity in ethics. In these lectures, Berlin surveys the myriad attempts to define Romanticism and distils its essence
Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,698 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
Vico and Herder : two studies in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

38 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first section of the book Isaiah Berlin studies the philosophical ideas of Giovanni Battista Vico, a profound and original thinker, who, after being overshadowed by Montesquieu, has been rediscovered at intervals ever since, but has even more to say to the present age than to his own. Johann Gottfried Herder, the subject of the second study, although commonly regarded as the father of European nationalism, originated three perhaps equally influential currents of thought: populism; the idea of artistic commitment and of art as the voice of its time and social milieu; and the idea of the autonomy of cultures and the equal validity of many dissimilar systems of values
The power of ideas by Isaiah BERLIN( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 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. Among the contributions are "My Intellectual Path," Berlin's last essay, a retrospective autobiographical survey of his main preoccupations; and "Jewish Slavery and Emancipation," the classic statement of his Zionist views, long unavailable in print. His other subjects include the Enlightenment, Giambattista Vico, Vissarion Belinsky, Alexander Herzen, G.V. Plekhanov, the Russian intelligentsia, the idea of liberty, political realism, nationalism, and historicism. The book exhibits the full range of his enormously wide expertise and demonstrates the striking and enormously engaging individuality, as well as the power, of his own ideas. This new edition adds a number of previously uncollected pieces, including Berlin's earliest statement of the pluralism of values for which he is famous. Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was one of the leading intellectual historians of the twentieth century and the founding president of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Publisher's note
Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 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
Three critics of the Enlightenment : Vico, Hamann, Herder by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,120 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
The sense of reality : studies in ideas and their history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

52 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,112 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 proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays
Russian intellectual history : an anthology by Marc Raeff( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob L. Talmon : mission and testimony : political essays by David Ohana( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The historian Jacob L. Talmon (1916-1980) was chosen by an international committee of scholars as one of the major historians of the twentieth century. It declared that "his historiography was a convincing apologia for human freedom." Talmon owes his fame to his magnum opus, the trilogy that began with The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy (1952), continued with Political Messianism (1960) and concluded with The Myth of the Nation and the Vision of Revolution (1981). These works have been translated into many languages and have influenced many statesmen and intellectuals. Talmon's Mission and Testimony focuses on the destiny of the Jewish people and the State of Israel in the modern era. Part I, "The Nature of Jewish History", deals with the Jewish presence in history, the universal significance of Jewish history, and the impact of Jewish intellectuals. Part II, "From Anti-Semitism to the Holocaust", concerns the anti-Semitic climate of opinion that led to the Holocaust. Part III, "Israel between War and Peace", discusses the regional and global situation of the State of Israel. In Part IV, "Intellectual and Political Debates", Talmon confronts intellectuals and statesmen such as Arnold Toynbee and Menachem Begin. Part V, "Profiles in History", depicts the intellectual portraits of the historian Lewis Namier and the physicist and champion of human rights Andrei Sakharov. Isaiah Berlin, in his "Tribute to a Friend", wrote about Talmon--Provided by publisher
Historical inevitability by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

44 editions published between 1953 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delivered on 12 May 1953 at the London School of Economics and Political Science."
The Soviet mind : Russian culture under communism by Isaiah Berlin( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#X93;Berlin's great powers of observation combine with his great knowledge and literary gifts to provide us with a fascinating series of insights." #x97;Geoffrey Riklin George Kennan, the architect of U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union, called Isaiah Berlin #x93;the patron saint among the commentators of the Russian scene." In The Soviet Mind, Berlin proves himself worthy of that accolade. Although the essays in this book were originally written to explore tensions between Soviet communism and Russian culture, the thinking about the Russian mind that emerges is as relevant today under Putin's post-commun
Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen dialogues drawn from the highly acclaimed BBC series review the tenets and theories of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of science
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Four essays on liberty
Against the current : essays in the history of ideasThe crooked timber of humanity : chapters in the history of ideasRussian thinkersThe hedgehog and the fox; an essay on Tolstoy's view of historyFour essays on libertyPersonal impressionsThe roots of romanticismConcepts and categories : philosophical essays
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Isaiah Berlin britisch-jüdisch-russischer politischer Philosoph und Ideengeschichtler

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Isaiah Berlin filosofo, politologo e diplomatico britannico

Isaiah Berlin philosophe politique et historien des idées sociales et politiques britannique, juif et russe

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Isaiah Berlin Russo-British Jewish social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas

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Yisaiya Bolin 1909-1997

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Берлин, Иесайя, 1909-1997

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בערלין, ישעיה 1909-1997

ברלין, ישעיה 1909-1997

ברלין, ישעיהו.

ברלין, ישעיהו 1909-1997

ישעיה ברלין

ישעיה ברלין פילוסוף והיסטוריון יהודי רוסי בריטי, מחשובי הפילוסופיה האנליטית.

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إيزايا برلين، 1909-1997

آیزایا برلین تاریخ‌نگار و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

برلين، ايزايا

برلين، آيزيا

برلين، إيسيا، 1909-1997

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벌린, 아이제이아 1909-1997

벌린, 이사야 1909-1997

벨린, I. 1909-1997

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バーリン, I

バーリン, アイザィア

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以赛亚 伯林 1909-1997

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伯林, 以赛亚 1909-1997