Isaiah Berlin

[Revised entry by Joshua Cherniss and Henry Hardy on September 21, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Isaiah Berlin (1909 - 97) was a British philosopher, historian of ideas, political
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[Revised entry by Joshua Cherniss and Henry Hardy on September 21, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Isaiah Berlin (1909 - 97) was a British philosopher, historian of ideas, political theorist, educator and essayist. For much of his life he was renowned for his conversational brilliance, his defence of liberalism, his attacks on political extremism and intellectual fanaticism, and his accessible, coruscating writings on the history of ideas. His essay Two Concepts of Liberty (1958) contributed to a revival of interest in political theory in the English-speaking world, and remains one of the most influential and widely discussed...

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