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The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays

The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays
Author: Isaiah Berlin
ISBN 13: 9780374527174
ISBN 10: 374527172
Edition: 1st US paperbk
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2000-08-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 704
List Price: $22.00

Isaiah Berlin was one of the leading thinkers of our time and one of its finest writers. The Proper Study of Mankind brings together his most celebrated writing: here the reader will find Berlin's famous essay on Tolstoy, "The Hedgehog and the Fox"; his penetrating portraits of contemporaries from Pasternak and Akhmatova to Churchill and Roosevelt; his essays on liberty and his exposition of pluralism; his defense of philosophy and history against assimilation to scientific method; and his brilliant studies of such intellectual originals as Machiavelli, Vico, and Herder.

The American Spectator - Algis Valiunas

Berlin enjoys such acclaim among certain liberal intellectuals not so much because he was uncommonly discerning or deep, as because he thought the thoughts that everybody else would have thought if only they had been intelligent enough.