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  • The Hedgehog And The Foxby Isaiah Berlin

    Orion 2011; US$ 20.78

    Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy. more...

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  • The Crooked Timber Of Humanityby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 24.02

    Isaiah Berlin is regarded by many as one of the greatest historians of ideas of his time. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity , he argues passionately, eloquently, and subtly, that what he calls 'the Great Goods' of human aspiration - liberty, justice, equality - do not cohere and never can. Pluralism and variety of thought are not avoidable compromises,... more...

  • Three Critics Of The Enlightenmentby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 26.86

    This book brings together three major studies from Isaiah Berlin's central intellectual project - to explain the opposition to the excessively scientific French Enlightenment by getting under the skin of its critics and giving a sympathetic account of their views. The contributions of these particular critics could hardly be more important.... more...

  • The Sense Of Realityby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 22.61

    Eight of the nine pieces in The Sense of Reality are published here for the first time. The range is characteristically wide: realism in history; judgement in politics; the special right of philosophers to self-expression; the history of socialism; the nature and impact of Marxism; the radical cultural revolution instigated by romanticism; the Russian... more...

  • Enlightening: Letters 1946 - 1960by Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 26.87

    'People are my landscape', Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. He is a fascinated watcher of human beings in all their variety, and revels in describing them to his many correspondents. His letters combine ironic social comedy and a passionate concern for individual freedom. His... more...

  • Political Ideas In The Romantic Ageby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 24.04

    '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 a listener to her friend after attending one of the lectures based on the book. Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the text Berlin wrote for four of the lectures, delivered in 1952. He revised what... more...

  • The Power Of Ideasby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 24.02

    'Over a hundred years ago, the German poet Heine warned the French not to underestimate the power of ideas: philosophical concepts nurtured in the stillness of a professor's study could destroy a civilisation' - Isaiah Berlin, Two Concepts of Liberty , 1958. The nineteen essays collected here show Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid: these... more...

  • Against The Currentby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 28.29

    Berlin's main theme in these essays is the importance in the history of ideas of dissenters whose thinking still challenges conventional wisdom - among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, he brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times, and in the... more...

  • The Roots Of Romanticismby Isaiah Berlin

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.22

    The Roots of Romanticism is the long-awaited text of Isaiah Berlin's most celebrated set of lectures, the Mellon Lectures, delivered in Washington in 1965 and heard since by a much wider audience on BBC radio. For Berli, the Romantics set in train a vast, unparalleled revolution in humanity's view of itself. They destroyed the traditional notion... more...