Against the Current : Essays in the History of Ideas, Paperback

Against the Current : Essays in the History of Ideas Paperback

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Berlin's main theme in these essays is the importance in the history of ideas of dissenters whose thinking still challenges conventional wisdom - among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen and Sorel.

With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, he brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times, and in the process offers a powerful defence of variety in our visions of life.

Roger Hausheer's introduction surveys Berlin's whole oeuvre, and the full bibliography of his pubication has been updated for this Pimlico edition.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, bibliography
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: History of Western philosophy
  • ISBN: 9780712666909

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