Against The Current: Essays in the History of Ideas
Random House, 30.06.2012 - 464 Seiten
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 process offers a powerful defence of variety in our visions of life.
Roger Hausheer's introduction surveys Berlin's whole oeuvre, and the full bibliography of his pubication has been updated for this Pimlico edition.
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Review: Against the Current: Essays in the History of IdeasNutzerbericht - Sh - Goodreads
Outstanding representative of Berlin's ideas and thoughts. Collection of the essays touch, albeit on somewhat lighter level, nearly all major intellectual contributions of Isaiah Berlin as a historian ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Against the Current: Essays in the History of IdeasNutzerbericht - Lauren Albert - Goodreads
Mostly excellent though there is some repetitiveness in the first half (even some self-plagiarism). Of note, I thought, was his essay on the ironic (to us) way Hume was used by German anti ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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