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The Proper Study of Mankind


This selection of the best of Berlin's essays seeks to represent the full range of his work. The opening sections include Berlin's defence of philosophy and history against assimilation to the methods of science; his seminal essays on liberty, which created the framework for subsequent discussion; and his exposition of his most distinctive doctrine - pluralism - which recognizes that equally good ultimate values may come into mortal conflict. These are followed by studies of Machiavelli, Vico and Herder, essays on Russian ...

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The Proper Study of Mankind
1998, Pimlico

ISBN-13: 9780712673228

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The Proper Study of Mankind
1997, Random House UK, London

ISBN-13: 9780701165277


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