From the Publisher: “J.G. Hamann (1730-88) was a solitary and idiosyncratic thinker who lived a life of poverty and neglect. He was admired by Herder, Goethe, and later by Kierkegaard, and Berlin’s account shows how original Hamann’s… More
From the Publisher: “”People are my landscape,” Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. This second volume of Berlin’s letters takes up the story when, after war service in… More
From the Publisher: “Isaiah Berlin is one of the towering intellectual figures of the 20th century and the focus of growing discussion among those interested in politics and philosophy alike. In this engaging compendium, the man behind the intellectual… More
From the Publisher: “Political Ideas in the Romantic Age is the only book in which the great intellectual historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in one continuous account most of his key insights about the period he made his own. Written for a series of… More
From the Publisher: “Isaiah Berlin was deeply admired during his life, but his full contribution was perhaps underestimated because of his preference for the long essay form. The efforts of Henry Hardy to edit Berlin’s work and reintroduce it to a… More
From the Publisher: “The essays collected in this new volume reveal Isaiah Berlin at his most lucid and accessible. He was constitutionally incapable of writing with the opacity of the specialist, but these shorter, more introductory pieces provide the… More
From the Publisher: “Isaiah Berlin was one of the leading thinkers of our time and one of its finest writers. The Proper Study of Mankind brings together his most celebrated writing: here the reader will find Berlin’s famous essay on Tolstoy,… More
From the Publisher: “Isaiah Berlin’s The Sense of Reality contains an important body of previously unknown work by one of our century’s leading historians of ideas, and one of the finest essayists writing in English. Eight of the nine pieces… More
From the Publisher: ” “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… More
Isaiah Berlin, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1965.
Isaiah Berlin, from the Woodbridge Lectures, ‘Two Enemies of the Enlightenment’ (Hamann and Maistre), Harkness Theater, Columbia University, October 27, 1965.
An interview published posthumously (originally recorded in 1995).