The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History

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The essays in this collection bring together Berlin's central concern, that of ideas and their history. The include historical realism, political judgement, the special right of philosophers to self expression, the history of socialism, the nature and impact of Marxism and romanticism.

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"For anyone wanting to understand the history of ideas, this book will be indispensable."--John Gray, "The New York Times Book Review"

"He many erudite, but he is not academic. He addresses his essays to the general reader, and he speaks with such infectious energy that he sweeps us up and carries up with him into territory that had seemed inaccessible. He becomes everyman's guide to everything exciting in the history of ideas."--Robert Darnton, "The New York Review of Books"

"If it were possible to add to a reputation already so considerable, these essays would do it...[They are the works of] urbanity, insight, profound scholarship and writerly elegance."--A.C. Grayling, "Financial Times"

For anyone wanting to understand the history of ideas, this book will be indispensable. "John Gray, The New York Times Book Review"

He many erudite, but he is not academic. He addresses his essays to the general reader, and he speaks with such infectious energy that he sweeps us up and carries up with him into territory that had seemed inaccessible. He becomes everyman's guide to everything exciting in the history of ideas. "Robert Darnton, The New York Review of Books"

If it were possible to add to a reputation already so considerable, these essays would do it...[They are the works of] urbanity, insight, profound scholarship and writerly elegance. "A.C. Grayling, Financial Times""

"For anyone wanting to understand the history of ideas, this book will be indispensable." --John Gray, The New York Times Book Review

"He many erudite, but he is not academic. He addresses his essays to the general reader, and he speaks with such infectious energy that he sweeps us up and carries up with him into territory that had seemed inaccessible. He becomes everyman's guide to everything exciting in the history of ideas." --Robert Darnton, The New York Review of Books

"If it were possible to add to a reputation already so considerable, these essays would do it...[They are the works of] urbanity, insight, profound scholarship and writerly elegance." --A.C. Grayling, Financial Times

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Sir Isaiah Berlin was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1909 and immigrated to England in 1921. Berlin's achievement as a historian and exponent of ideas earned him the Erasmus, Lippincott, and Agnelli Prizes. He also received the Jerusalem Prize for his lifelong defense of civil liberties. A Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, he was the author of ten other books. Sir Isaiah died in Oxford in November 1997.

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