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The Purpose Justifies the Ways

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This short story, written when Berlin was twelve, is his first surviving essay. It reveals the disposition that found expression in his more mature work. Berlin contrasts the settled life of ‘a cosy ... More


Notes on Prejudice

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This briefest of notes, written to help a friend speaking to a popular audience, gives an informal statement of Berlin's views on liberty, nationalism and the plurality of human goals. It excoriates ... More


Liberty

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This short essay is a summary of the main theses of Berlin's ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, and thus provides a brief introduction to his views.


Berlin and His Critics

Ian Harris

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Ian Harris gives an historical exposition of the main lines of Berlin's thought bearing on liberty, and within that structure provides a selective listing, with brief comments, on the literature ... More


Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Isaiah Berlin

Henry Hardy (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Liberty is the new and expanded edition of Isaiah Berlin's Four Essays on Liberty, a modern classic of liberalism. These essays, of which the best known is ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, do ... More


Pluralism, Diversity, and Preserving Cultural Communities

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines and criticizes a number of more common arguments for the moral importance of political action that protects cultural variety. It argues that different cultures do not embody different ... More


A Third Concept of Liberty: ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURE

QUENTIN SKINNER

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 117: 2001 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262795
eISBN:
9780191753954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262795.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyses Sir Isaiah Berlin's theory of liberty, In particular, it focuses on Berlin's most celebrated contribution to the debate, his essay entitled ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’. Berlin ... More


The Quality of Freedom

Matthew H. Kramer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247561
eISBN:
9780191601927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247560.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

At least since the publication of Isaiah Berlin's famous essay ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’ nearly half a century ago, political philosophers have argued vigorously over the relative merits of ... More


Final Retrospect: Excerpts from ‘My Intellectual Path’

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This item consists of two excerpts from Berlin's ‘My Intellectual Path’, an autobiographical piece, which was the last essay he wrote. It was written to help introduce Chinese students of philosophy ... More


A Letter to George Kennan

Isaiah Berlin

in Liberty: Incorporating 'Four Essays on Liberty'

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249893
eISBN:
9780191598807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924989X.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This item of 1951 gives insight into the development of Berlin's thinking about liberty and related themes. He identified the crucial importance of ‘the Kantian morality’ for his purposes, and ... More


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