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Against the Current
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Against the Current

Essays in the History of Ideas - Second Edition

Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, Henry Hardy

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Against the Current

Essays in the History of Ideas - Second Edition

Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy, Henry Hardy

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In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance of dissenters in the history of ideas--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, Berlin brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times--and still challenge conventional wisdom.
In a new foreword to this corrected edition, which also includes a new appendix of letters in which Berlin discusses and further illuminates some of its topics, noted essayist Mark Lilla argues that Berlin's decision to give up a philosophy fellowship and become a historian of ideas represented not an abandonment of philosophy but a decision to do philosophy by other, perhaps better, means. "His instinct told him, " Lilla writes, "that you learn more about an idea as an idea when you know something about its genesis and understand why certain people found it compelling and were spurred to action by it." This collection of fascinating intellectual portraits is a rich demonstration of that belief.

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Year
2013
ISBN
9781400843237
INDEX
Douglas Matthews
absolutism, 136
Action française, 375
Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron, 138
Addison, Joseph, 160
Adler, Max, 397
Aeschylus, 162, 3623
Agathocles, Tyrant of Syracuse, 65, 93
Agesilaus, 54, 65
Agis, King of Sparta, 158
Agrippa, Cornelius, 2, 107
Alberoni, Cardinal Giulio, 319
Alberti, Leon Battista, 93
Alciati, Andrea, 109
Alderisio, Felice, 36, 95n
Alembert, Jean Le Rond d’, 4, 126, 171
Alexander I, Tsar of Russia, 239, 262
Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, 253
Alexander the Great, 75, 412n
Alfieri, Vittorio, il conte, 37
Algarotti, Francesco, il conte, 37
Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums, 309
Alliance israélite universelle, 304, 309
Allon, Yigal, 331n
Alsop, Joseph Wright: letter to, 4557
Ancients and Moderns, quarrel of, 131
Annenkov, Pavel Vasil’evich, 243
anthropology: Montesquieu and, 166, 171, 182
Antiphon, 2
Aquinas, St Thomas, 43, 81, 130
Archives israélites, 309
Argyll, George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of, 337, 342
Ariosto, Lodovico, 362
Aristotle: dialogues, xviii; and variety of institutions, 2; and natural law, 6, 85; and wicked, 34; on ‘making’, 43; on moral values, 667, 80n, 183, 4512; on polis, 66; and Machiavelli, 70, 76; and Plato, 87; and reality, 93; empiricism, 102; as authority, 105; and imagination, 144; and organisation of society, 177; Montesquieu and, 183, 203; and group identity, 426; Politics, 35, 62, 93
Arndt, Ernst Moritz, 346, 351, 435, 437
Aron, Raymond Claude Ferdinand, 446
art: Enlightenment view of, 4; romantic view of, 23; sociological analysis of, 392; Sorel and creativity in, 392, 395
Athens: Machiavelli on, 534, 56, 58, 78, 80, 96; occultism, 104; and Roman law, 135; Sorel idealises, 383, 416; decline, 384
Auber, Daniel François...

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Berlin, I. (2013). Against the Current (2nd ed.). Princeton University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/735812/against-the-current-essays-in-the-history-of-ideas-second-edition-pdf (Original work published 2013)
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Berlin, I. (2013) Against the Current. 2nd edn. Princeton University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/735812/against-the-current-essays-in-the-history-of-ideas-second-edition-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
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Berlin, Isaiah. Against the Current. 2nd ed. Princeton University Press, 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.