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Isaiah Berlin and Edited by Henry Hardy


Liberty is the new and expanded edition of Isaiah Berlin’s Four Essays on Liberty, a modern classic of liberalism. These essays, of which the best known is ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’, do not offer a systematic account of liberalism, but instead deploy a view of being, knowledge, and value which was calculated by Berlin to rule totalitarian thinking out of court. The new edition adds to the four, ‘From Hope and Fear set free’, which reinforces Berlin’s argument and which he wanted to include in the original edition. Three further essays, and three autobiographical appendices have been included, ... More

Keywords: Isaiah Berlin, Four Essays on Liberty, Henry Hardy, knowledge, liberalism, liberty, totalitarianism, Two Concepts of Liberty, value

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199249893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/019924989X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isaiah Berlin, author
late Professor of Social and Political Theory, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford

Edited by Henry Hardy, editor
Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford

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