Isaiah Berlin


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Sir Isaiah Berlin (6 June 1909 – 5 November 1997), British of Russian-Jewish origin, was a social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas, "thought by many to be the dominant scholar of his generation". He excelled as an essayist, conversationalist and raconteur; and as a brilliant lecturer who improvised, rapidly and spontaneously, richly allusive and coherently ... more »

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  • The most passionate, consistent, extreme and implacable enemy of the Enlightenment and ... all forms of rationalism ... was Johann Georg Hamann. His influence, direct and indirect, upon the romantic r...
    Isaiah Berlin (b. 1909), British educator, author. The Magus of the North: J.G. Hamann and the Origins of Modern Industrialism, p. 1, Farrar, Straus &...
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