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The Resource The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy

The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy

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The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism
Title
The magus of the north
Title remainder
J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism
Statement of responsibility
Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sir Isaiah Berlin here explores the world and the ideas of a man he calls the Enlightenment's "most passionate, consistent, extreme, and implacable enemy," a philosopher whom he considers perhaps the only "wholly original critic of modern times." J.G. Hamann was an eccentric Prussian thinker of the eighteenth century whose peculiar and difficult work was cherished by Kant, Goethe, and other luminaries, yet to the twentieth century this self-styled Magus of the North is all but unknown." "With his customary eloquence and insight, Berlin penetrates to the heart of Hamann's concerns and shows how important they are to modern life - ideas about creativity, the nature of language and thought, human knowledge, secular and spiritual authority. Though Hamann opposed the values we think of as modern - rationalist, secular individualism - and he lived his life in poverty and neglect, his visionary pietism and skeptical empiricism, Berlin argues - his genius - deserve attention and respect."--Jacket
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1909-1997
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Berlin, Isaiah
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illustrations
Index
index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Hardy, Henry
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  • Hamann, Johann Georg
  • Irrationalism (Philosophy)
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The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Murray, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-135) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29030958
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780374196578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1592064
Label
The magus of the north : J.G. Hamann and the origins of modern irrationalism, Isaiah Berlin ; edited by Henry Hardy
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Murray, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-135) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29030958
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780374196578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1592064

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