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Freedom as Rational Self‐Determination

Alan Patten

in Hegel's Idea of Freedom

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251568
eISBN:
9780191598180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251568.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Offers an interpretation of the core conception of freedom found in Hegel's social and political philosophy. It argues that to an extent that is sometimes underestimated in the secondary literature ... More


Gandhi's individual freedom and Isaiah Berlin on Zeno's—sour grapes?

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Isaiah Berlin at first denied that the Stoic conception of freedom was freedom at all. But the Stoic Zeno transformed the freedom enjoyed by his Cynic teachers, who mocked popular objectives. ... More


Isaiah Berlin’s Stoic revolution: depoliticization

Richard Sorabji

in Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644339
eISBN:
9780191745812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644339.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Isaiah Berlin thought that Stoicism marked a revolution, namely the abandonment of political theory and of politics itself. That would make the Stoics unlike Gandhi. But they taught that the wise ... More


Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Laurence Brockliss and Ritchie Robertson (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198783930
eISBN:
9780191826580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783930.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book assesses critically an important part of the work of a major historian of ideas. Isaiah Berlin (1909–97) published many influential essays on thinkers of the ‘long Enlightenment’ of the ... More


The Tragic Liberalism of Isaiah Berlin

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The influence of the Counter-Enlightenment has not been entirely nihilistic and rejectionist. It has deeply influenced Isaiah Berlin, one of the chief apostles of liberal political theory in the ... More


Conclusion: Looking Back on the Enlightenment

Genevieve Lloyd

in Enlightenment Shadows

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669561
eISBN:
9780191757013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669561.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Conclusion discusses the contemporary relevance of Enlightenment ideas, addressing especially issues related to scepticism, cosmopolitanism, and tolerance. It also engages in further discussion ... More


Introduction: Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Laurence Brockliss

in Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198783930
eISBN:
9780191826580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783930.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Although Isaiah Berlin’s work belongs to a past era of intellectual history, it is still widely read by the general public. To explore this paradox, the present book focuses on Berlin as an ... More


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