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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Although frightened of possible provocation , I felt so dejected and degraded , '
Mendel recalled , that he paid the bribe , and the next night they set off for Riga in
a crowded third - class carriage . ? On the night train to Riga , Isaiah was dozing ...
Scientific progress , he insisted , was simply not possible in philosophical fields
like epistemology or ethics . ' To speak of a man learned in epistemology , or a
scholar in ethics , ' Isaiah remembered Sheffer saying , ' does not make sense ; it
It is possible that this deep understanding of necessity - of aspects of life that
could only be experienced as a command or a fate – saved him from raging at
the dying of the light . This was not a religious attitude exactly , but it did involve
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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