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The Resource Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy

Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy

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Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty
Title
Freedom and its betrayal
Title remainder
six enemies of human liberty
Statement of responsibility
Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Isaiah Berlin's celebrated radio lectures on six formative anti-liberal thinkers were broadcast by the BBC in 1952. They are published here for the first time, fifty years later. They comprise one of Berlin's earliest and most convincing expositions of his views on human freedom and on the history of ideas - views that later found expression in such famous works as "Two concepts of Liberty," and were at the heart of his lifelong work on the Enlightenment and its critics. Working with BBC transcripts and Berlin's annotated drafts, Henry Hardy has recreated these lectures, which consolidated the forty-three-year-old Berlin's growing reputation as a man who could speak about intellectual matters in an accessible and involving way." "In his examination of sometimes complex ideas, Berlin demonstrates that a balanced understanding and a resilient defense of human liberty depend on learning both from the errors of freedom's alleged defenders and from the dark insights of its avowed antagonists. This book throws light on the early development of Berlin's most influential ideas, and supplements his already published writings with fuller treatments of Helvetius, Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, and Saint-Simon, with the ultraconservative Maistre bringing up the rear." "These thinkers gave to freedom a new dimension of power - power that, Berlin argues, has historically brought about less, not more, individual liberty." "These lectures show Berlin at his liveliest and most torrentially spontaneous, testifying to his talents as a teacher of rare brilliance and impact. Listeners tuned in expectantly each week to the hour-long broadcasts and found themselves mesmerized by Berlin's astonishingly fluent extempore style. One listener, a leading historian of ideas who was then a schoolboy, was to recount that the lectures "excited me so much that I sat, for every talk, on the floor beside the wireless, taking notes." This excitement is at last recreated here for all to share."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
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1909-1997
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Berlin, Isaiah
Dewey number
123.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1461
LC item number
.B447 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hardy, Henry
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  • Liberty
  • Free will and determinism
Label
Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Helvétius -- Rousseau -- Fichte -- Hegel -- Saint-Simon -- Maistre
Control code
48834989
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 182 pages
Isbn
9780691090993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Freedom and its betrayal : six enemies of human liberty, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Helvétius -- Rousseau -- Fichte -- Hegel -- Saint-Simon -- Maistre
Control code
48834989
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 182 pages
Isbn
9780691090993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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