Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas

by Isaiah Berlin

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Against the Current: Essays in the History of Ideas | 9780712666909 | Isaiah Berlin

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ISBN:9780712666909

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:18/09/1997 by Vintage Publishing

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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.