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Hardy, Henry

Overview
Works: 28 works in 207 publications in 7 languages and 4,493 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Biography  Personal narratives  Bibliography  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Other, Redactor, Translator, Author of introduction, Author, ed
Classifications: B29, 192
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Henry Hardy
The crooked timber of humanity : chapters in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

66 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Isaiah Berlin may be our most important living philosopher, an activist of the intellect who marshals vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political pluralism. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the idea of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our present century: between the Platonic belief in absolute Truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant - and sometimes genocidal - nationalism that convulses the modern world"--Unedited summary from book cover
The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sir Isaiah Berlin here explores the world and the ideas of a man he calls the Enlightenment's "most passionate, consistent, extreme, and implacable enemy," a philosopher whom he considers perhaps the only "wholly original critic of modern times." J.G. Hamann was an eccentric Prussian thinker of the eighteenth century whose peculiar and difficult work was cherished by Kant, Goethe, and other luminaries, yet to the twentieth century this self-styled Magus of the North is all but unknown." "With his customary eloquence and insight, Berlin penetrates to the heart of Hamann's concerns and shows how important they are to modern life - ideas about creativity, the nature of language and thought, human knowledge, secular and spiritual authority. Though Hamann opposed the values we think of as modern - rationalist, secular individualism - and he lived his life in poverty and neglect, his visionary pietism and skeptical empiricism, Berlin argues - his genius - deserve attention and respect."--Jacket
Political ideas in the romantic age : their rise and influence on modern thought by Isaiah Berlin( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I was exhausted at the end, & yet I am sure that if ever I saw & heard anyone in a true state of inspiration it was then.' So wrote Isaiah Berlin's secretary Lelia Brodersen to a friend in 1952, after hearing one of Berlin's Mary Flexner Lectures at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. "Political Ideas in the Romantic Age", written in preparation for these lectures, was heavily revised by Berlin afterwards, though he never brought it to final published form. But it is a work of the greatest interest, both for what Berlin says about his subject and for what it tells us about his own intellectual development. It is the only text he ever wrote in which he laid out in one connected account most of his key insights about the history of ideas in the period which he made his own - the 'romantic age' - the bridge between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." "Written in Berlin's characteristically accessible style, the book also contains much that is not to be found elsewhere in his writings. It is also the mine from which he quarried a number of his best-known later publications, including 'Two Concepts of Liberty', 'Historical Inevitability' and his essays on Vico and Herder." "The often problematic script left by Berlin has been edited for publication by Henry Hardy. Joshua L. Cherniss contributed an introduction which sets the book in the context in Berlin's life and work."--Jacket
Letters, 1928-1946 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Berlin is one of the towering intellectual figures of the twentieth century, the most famous English thinker of the post-war era, 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 at All Souls, where he writes his famous 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 July 1946, when he returns to Oxford, and the volume closes."--BOOK JACKET
Flourishing : letters 1928-1946 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The roots of romanticism : the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the fine arts 1965, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der magus in Norden : J.G. Hamann und der Ursprung des modernen Irrationalismus by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wirklichkeitssinn : ideengeschichtliche Untersuchungen by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in German and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mago del nord : J.G. Hamann e le origini dell'irrazionalismo moderno by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 17 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
Against the current : essays in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 17 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 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
Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 16 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
Selected writings by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal impressions by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 11 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 power of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 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
Las Raíces del Romanticismo : conferencias A.W. Mellon en bellas artes, 1965, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and the last by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liberty : incorporating four essays on liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 9 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
Las ideas políticas en la era romántica : Surgimiento en influencia en el pensamiento moderno by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three critics of the Enlightenment : Vico, Hamann, Herder by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 8 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
 
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Letters, 1928-1946
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The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalismPolitical ideas in the romantic age : their rise and influence on modern thoughtLetters, 1928-1946Flourishing : letters 1928-1946The roots of romanticism : the A.W. Mellon Lectures in the fine arts 1965, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCWirklichkeitssinn : ideengeschichtliche UntersuchungenRussian thinkersPersonal impressions
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