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Hardy, Henry

Works: 140 works in 764 publications in 7 languages and 21,375 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction, Originator, Printer, Translator
Classifications: B29, 192
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Russian thinkers by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
58 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 2,156 libraries worldwide
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Against the current : essays in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
56 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 2,044 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 Soviet mind Russian culture under communism by Isaiah Berlin( file )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,814 libraries worldwide
Berlin (former professor of social and political theory, Oxford U., UK), well known for his political philosophy and its distinction between positive and negative freedoms, was less recognized as a Russian-Jewish migr . This collection of 10 essays gathers his writings on the USSR and includes his reflections on the work of Boris Pasternak and Osip
The crooked timber of humanity : chapters in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
42 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,582 libraries worldwide
"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, but the glory of civilisation."--
The roots of romanticism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,568 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 )
36 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,483 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."--BOOK JACKET
Concepts and categories : philosophical essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
36 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 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."--BOOK JACKET
The proper study of mankind : an anthology of essays by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,217 libraries worldwide
A collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays
The sense of reality : studies in ideas and their history by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
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
Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 938 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 power of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 901 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
Three critics of the Enlightenment : Vico, Hamann, Herder by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 651 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."--BOOK JACKET
The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 594 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."--BOOK JACKET
Political ideas in the romantic age : their rise and influence on modern thought by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Presents an account of the renowned essayist, Isaiah Berlin's key insights about the history of ideas in the period that he made his own - the Romantic age. Distilling his formative early work in the history of ideas, this book was written for a series of lectures at Bryn Mawr College in 1952
Liberty : incorporating four essays on liberty by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 489 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."--BOOK JACKET
Letters, 1928-1946 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
This title is the first volume of Isaiah Berlin's letters
The one and the many : reading Isaiah Berlin ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Enlightening : letters, 1946-1960 by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
The book of Isaiah : personal impressions of Isaiah Berlin by Henry Hardy( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Isaiah Berlin was born a century ago. One of the most celebrated British thinkers of the twentieth century, he was a tireless champion of freedom and diversity against control and conformity. His generous, open vision of life is displayed with special immediacy in his brilliant pen-portraits of contemporaries, Personal Impressions, in which he sees the point of radically differing personalities, enters into their distinctive outlooks, and describes his encounters with them, in arrestingly idiosyncratic prose. The Book of Isaiah turns the tables on Berlin, offering a series of personal im
Das krumme Holz der Humanität : Kapitel der Ideengeschichte by Isaiah Berlin( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 198 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
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Alternative Names
Dugdale, Robert 1949- Pseudonym
Hardy, Henry Jr
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English (442)
German (24)
Italian (19)
Spanish (19)
French (5)
Portuguese (2)
Hebrew (1)
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