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ISBN-13: 9780140058055
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/29/1981
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Isaiah Berlin was, until his death in 1997, a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He was renowned as an essayist and as the author of many books, among them Karl Marx, Four Essays on Liberty, Russian Thinkers, The Sense of Reality, The Proper Study of Mankind, and from Princeton, Concepts and Categories, Personal Impressions, The Crooked Timber of Humanity, The Roots of Romanticism, The Power of Ideas, and Three Critics of the Enlightenment. Henry Hardy, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, is one of Isaiah Berlin's literary trustees. He has edited several other volumes by Berlin, and is currently preparing Berlin's letters and remaining unpublished writings for publication.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Author's Preface


The Purpose of Philosophy 1

Verification 12

Empirical Propositions and Hypothetical Statements 32

Logical Translation 56

Equality 81

The Concept of Scientific History 103

Does Political Theory Still Exist? 143

From Hope and Fear Set Free 173

Index 199

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Michael Ignatieff

In a dark century, he showed what a life of the mind should be: skeptical, ironical, dispassionate and free.

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