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Description - The Power Of Ideas by Isaiah Berlin

THE POWER OF IDEAS shows 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712665544
ISBN-10: 0712665544
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 19-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Isaiah Berlin

Sir Isaiah Berlin, O. M., was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1909. He came to England in 1919 and was educated at St Paul's School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. At Oxford, he was a Fellow of New College (1938-50), Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory (1957-67), first President of Wolfson College (1966-75), a Fellow of All Souls College, and President of the British Academy from 1974-1978. His books include Against the Current- Essays in the History of Ideas (1997), The Sense of Reality- Studies in Ideas and their History (1997), Personal Impressions (1998), The Proper Study of Mankind- An Anthology of Essays (1998), Concepts and Categories- Philosophical Essays (1999), The Roots of Romanticism (2000), Three Critics of the Enlightenment- Vico, Hamann, Herder (2000), The Power of Ideas (2001), and Freedom and its Betrayal- Six Enemies of Human Liberty (2002), all published by Pimlico. His achievements as a historian and exponent of ideas earned him the Erasmus, Lippincott, and Agnelli Prizes, and his lifelong defence of civil liberties earned him the Jerusalem Prize. He died in 1997. Henry Hardy, a Fellow of

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