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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The facts of Nazi persecution were too obvious to be denied . “ I When he pointed
this out , von Trott ' s defenders in ... 42 The explosion was not in fact ' very small '
: it was a parting of the ways . Isaiah ' s indignation was , as he put it , a fact ...
There were also conceptual truths - pink is closer to red than it is to black – which
were meaningful , but whose truth , Berlin argued , was neither a matter of fact
nor a deduction of logic . Ayer kept rebuilding the wall against such exceptions ...
27 The irony was that Zuckerman ' s resentment at Oxford may have owed
something to the fact that as a young university demonstrator in anatomy he had
been one of those ' non - dons ' who had not been elected to a college fellowship
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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