ISBN-10:
1566630193
ISBN-13:
9781566630191
Pub. Date:
01/28/1993
Publisher:
Ivan R Dee
Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History / Edition 1

Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History / Edition 1

by Isaiah Berlin

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ISBN-13: 9781566630191
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 7.89(h) x 0.29(d)

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Sir Isaiah Berlin has spent the whole of his professional life at Oxford, where he is now a Fellow of All Souls College. His many books include Russian Thinkers, The Crooked Timber of Humanity, Karl Marx, and Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas.

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Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is the perhaps the most famous of all of Berlin's essays . Its division of the world's writers and thinkers into foxes who know many little things, and hedgehogs who know one big thing is used as basis for understanding Tolstoy who so much wanted to be one who understood one big thing, hut really was great at seeing the complexity of reality in so many different things. The feeling while reading this essay is that you are suddenly coming to put in order and understand in a new way the whole Western tradition. But like all great and singular, perhaps hedgehog distinctions this one too throws up many contradictions when one really begins to think about it. This does not prevent its being great and stimulating intellectual fare.