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This is an auction for THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND: AN ANTHOLOGY OF ESSAYS by Isaiah Berlin.

Edited by Henry Hardy and Roger Hausheer. reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!! THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND is an awe-inspiring anthology of seventeen essays in the Humanities by the erudite and engaging Isaiah Berlin. The title may seem a bit stilted for Berlin, who is no starched collar, and whose writing is crisp, crackling, and refreshingly free of pomp and pedantry."

"FIVE STARS!!! In this volume Henry Hardy Isaiah Berlin's faithful pupil and editor brings together some of the best essays from the previous volumes of Berlin essays he supervised the publication of. There are essays on 'The Pursuit of the Ideal ' on ' Philosophical Foundations' on 'Freedom and Determinism' on 'Political Liberty and Pluralism' on 'The History of Ideas ' on 'Russian Writers' on 'Romanticism and Rationalism' and on 'Twentieth Century Figures'. The volume contains Berlin's most well- known essays including the essay on 'The Hedgehog and the Fox' the one on 'Machiavelli' and the one 'On Historical Determinism'. This is a selection of the best writing of a person who is without question one a most significant modern political thinker and historian of ideas. Berlin's love of ideas, his vast knowledge, his tremendous verbal energy and skill, his humane understanding of character, his original consideration of fundamental historical periods and processes are all at work here."

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Large format (trade) paperback 1997.

667 pages.

Good condition.

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