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Berlin, Isaiah 1909-1997

Works: 588 works in 2,591 publications in 20 languages and 55,801 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Miscellanea  Bibliography  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Honoree, Scribe, Translator, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: B29, 192
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Karl Marx : his life and environment by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

207 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,524 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 )

100 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,229 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 age of enlightenment : the 18th century philosophers, selected, with introduction and interpretive commentary by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

91 editions published between 1956 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this stimulating volume, Sir Isaiah Berlin lucidy and succinctly presents commentaties on, and selections from, the basic writings of the brilliant philosophers Berkeley, Locke, Hume, and others - women who believed that science's achievements in the material world could be translated into philosphical terms. The challenging ideas of these great thinkers - and their equally great critics - remain the classical foundation of liberal humanism and rationsim in the West, so unparalleled for their lucidity, courage, hatred of darkness, and love of truth that they are of vital interest to men and women today. -- Back cover
The crooked timber of humanity : chapters in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

93 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.""--Immanuel Kant Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-
Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

78 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay on Tolstoy underlines a fundamental distinction between those people (foxes) who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things and those (hedgehogs) who relate everything to a central, all-embracing system. The author observes that while Tolstoy longed for a unitary vision, his perception of people, things, and the moments of history was so acute that he could not stop himself from writing as he saw, felt, and understood. He was by nature a fox who wanted to be a hedgehog
Four essays on liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

70 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of romanticism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

76 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,742 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."
Personal impressions by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,578 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 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,456 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
Men of ideas by Bryan Magee( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,443 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
Vico and Herder : two studies in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

36 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,048 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 1,043 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
Historical inevitability by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

42 editions published between 1954 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 911 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
Essays on J.L. Austin( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A month in the country : a comedy in five acts by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological comedy and social satire set in mid-nineteenth-century Russia
First love : and other tales by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and German and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great thing is to lead a normal life, and not be the slave of your passions. What do you get if not?" One of Russian literature's most renowned love stories--a vivid and sensitive account of adolescent love, wherein the sixteen year old protagonist falls in love with a beautiful but older woman living next door, thereby plunging into a whirlwind of changing emotions that are heightened by her capriciousness, and leading to a truly heart-rending revelation
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Berlìn, Isaâ.

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Berlin, Isaiah 1909-1987 Sir

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Berlin, Isaias 1909-1997

Berlin, Isaĭi︠a︡ 1909-1997

Berlin, Isajâ.

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Berlin , Isiah

Berlin , Izajah

Berlîn, Yĕs̆a'yāhû 1909-1997

Berlin, Yeshaʿyah 1909-1997

Berlin, Yeshaʻyahu 1909-1997

Berlins, Jesaja 1909-1997

Birlīn, Āyziyā 1909-1997

Берлин, Исайя 1909-1997

Берлин, Исайя Сэр

בערלין, ישעיה 1909-1997

ברלין, ישעיה 1909-1997

ברלין, ישעיהו.

ברלין, ישעיהו 1909-1997

إيزايا برلين، 1909-1997

برلين، إيسيا، 1909-1997

バーリン, I

バーリン, アイザィア

バーリン, アイザイア

Against the current : essays in the history of ideasThe age of enlightenment : the 18th century philosophers, selected, with introduction and interpretive commentaryThe 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 libertyThe roots of romanticismPersonal impressions