Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas

Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas

Isaiah Berlin, Henry Hardy


Berlin's major subject matter in those essays is the significance within the historical past of principles of dissenters whose pondering nonetheless demanding situations traditional knowledge - between them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen and Sorel. together with his strange powers of imaginitive new version, he brings to lifestyles unique minds that swam opposed to the present in their instances, and within the procedure bargains a strong defence of kind in our visions of existence. Roger Hausheer's creation surveys Berlin's complete oeuvre, and the complete bibliography of his pubication has been up to date for this Pimlico version.

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