Against The Current: Essays in the History of Ideas
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.
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The Originality of Machiavelli
The Divorce between the Sciences and the Humanities
Vicos Concept of Knowledge
Hume and the Sources of German AntiRationalism
Herzen and his Memoirs
The Life and Opinions of Moses Hess
Benjamin Disraeli Karl Marx and the Search for Identity
The Naïveté of Verdi
Past Neglect and Present Power
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