The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas (BOK)

Isaiah Berlin

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"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."--Immanuel Kant Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political pluralism. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity, he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century Fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant--and sometimes genocidal--nationalism that convulses the modern world. This new edition features a corrected text that supplants all previous versions, additional references, a new foreword in which award-winning novelist John Banville discusses Berlin's life and ideas, particularly his defense of pluralism, and a substantial new appendix that provides rich context, including letters by Berlin and some previously uncollected writings, most notably his virtuoso review of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Isaiah Berlin
ISBN 9780691155937
Antall sider 384 Dimensjoner 14cm x 21,6cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 371 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Henry Hardy, John Banville Emner og form History of Western philosophy