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Liberty Four Essays on Liberty

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ISBN-10: 019924989X

ISBN-13: 9780199249893

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy

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Liberty is a revised and expanded edition of the book that Isaiah Berlin regarded as his most important - Four Essays on Liberty, a standard text of liberalism, constantly in demand and constantly discussed since it was first published in 1969. Writing in Harper's, Irving Howe described it as 'an exhilarating performance - this, one tells oneself, is what the life of the mind can be'. Berlin's editor Henry Hardy has revised the text, incorporating a fifth essay that Berlin himself had wanted to include. He has also added further pieces that bear on the same topic, so that Berlin's principal statements on liberty are at last available together in one volume. Finally, in an extended preface…    
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List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/23/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.18" wide x 9.25" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Philosopher, political theorist, and essayist, Isaiah Berlin was born in 1909 to Russian-speaking Jewish parents in Latvia. Reared in Latvia and later in Russia, Berlin developed a strong Russian-Jewish identity, having witnessed both the Social-Democratic and the Bolshevik Revolutions. At the age of 12, Berlin moved with his family to England, where he attended prep school and then St. Paul's. In 1928, he went up as a scholar to Corpus Christi College in Oxford. After an unsuccessful attempt at the Manchester Guardian, Berlin was offered a position as lecturer in philosophy at New College. Almost immediately, he was elected to a fellowship at All Souls. During this time at All Souls,…    

The Editor's Tale
Five Essays on Liberty
Introduction
Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century
Historical Inevitability
Two Concepts of Liberty
John Stuart Mill and the Ends of Life
From Hope and Fear Set Free
Other Writings on Liberty
Liberty
The Birth of Greek Individualism
Final Retrospect
Autobiographical Appendices
The Purpose Justifies the Ways
A Letter to George Kennan
Notes on Prejudice
Berlin and his Critics by Ian Harris
Index