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If men have not discovered these timeless solutions before, this must be due to
weakness, or the clouding of reason by emotion, or perhaps bad luck : the truths
of which he supposed himself to be giving a rational demonstration could ...
For if this view was true it followed that scientific investigation was not capable of
demonstrating that some moral purposes were correct and others not; that some
or all religions were tissues of falsehood, and deleterious for this reason alone.
This it is that lends passion and reality to his words, and for that very reason they
appeal most deeply to other persons like himself, alienated members of a world-
wide intelligentsia, the dispossessed rivoltis children of bourgeois or aristocratic ...
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Though some of Sir Isaiah's best-known essays were included in the previous two volumes of his collected essays (Russian Thinkers and Concepts and Categories), this third of four scheduled volumes ... Read full review
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The CounterEnlightenment l
The Originality of Machiavelli
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