ENG / RUS
hard cover, 544 pp., 2014
The writings of the English liberal thinker Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909 – 1997) have hitherto remained virtually unknown in Russia. His classic studies in political theory and intellectual history present a valuable and original insight into the nineteenth century, as well as some perceptive thoughts on the future of mankind. Having lived through all of his life on the intellectual crossroads of different cultures and opposing ideologies, Berlin managed to draw up an all-embracing and dialectical conception of social and individual freedom, being able to merge the vividness of the British liberalism with antiutopian historical experience of Russia.
These volumes present the collection of his essays on philosophy and history of the European creative intellectualism.
The History of Freedom is made up of his essays dedicated to the philosophical, intellectual and political background of Russian intelligentsia