Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Isaiah Berlin refused to write an autobiography, but he agreed to talk about himself - and so for 10 years, before's Berlin's death in November 1997, he allowed Michael Ignatieff to interview him about his past, his ideas, his most intimate memories, and his inner conflicts.
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Human values could not be securely derived from human nature . This was what
the Romantic thinkers had understood . Values were created by men in their
struggle to master themselves , their society and the natural world . Values ...
asi that human beings everywhere employ was no less a fact about human
nature . This vocabulary assumed that human beings were unique , among other
species , in their capacity for moral choice . Such an assumption informed every ...
First , in conceiving Man as an expressive creature , who creates his own nature
and his own identity through labour and art , the Romantics decisively
historicised human nature . Since human nature was not always one and the
same , the ...
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ISAIAH BERLIN: A LifeUser Review - Kirkus
A polished life of the century's preeminent liberal (in the classic sense) philosopher. Just as Berlin's critics complained he never wrote a single-volume magnum opus but only essays, Berlin's friends ... Read full review
Isaiah Berlin: a lifeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Ignatieff (The Warrior's Honor, LJ 1/98) met and conferred with Berlin periodically over a ten-year period until Berlin's death at the age of 88 in 1997. He also spent hours talking to Berlin's wife ... Read full review