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Political Ideas in the Romantic Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought

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ISBN-10: 069112695X

ISBN-13: 9780691126951

Edition: 2008

Authors: Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, Joshua L. Cherniss, Henry Hardy

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It is sometimes thought that the renowned essayist Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) was incapable of writing a big book. But in fact he developed some of his most important essays--including "Two Concepts of Liberty" and "Historical Inevitability"--from a book-length manuscript that he intended to publish but later set aside. Published here for the first time,Political Ideas in the Romantic Ageis the only book in which Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his 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, the book also contains much that is not found elsewhere in his writings.…    
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
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,…    

Abbreviations and conventions
Editor's preface
Isaiah Berlin's Political Ideas: From the Twentieth Century to the Romantic Age
Politics as a Descriptive Science
The Idea of Freedom
Two Concepts of Freedom: Romantic and Liberal
The March of History
Subjective versus Objective Ethics
Summaries of the Flexner Lectures
Note from the editor to the author
Postscript to editor's preface