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Published: 23 May 2002

416 Pages | 4 halftones

ISBN: 9780199249893

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Incorporating Four Essays on Liberty

Second Edition

the late Isaiah Berlin
Edited by Henry Hardy

  • A new expanded edition of what Isaiah Berlin himself regarded as his most important book, incorporating revisions made by Berlin which were originally intended for the first edition
  • Includes Berlin's fifth essay 'From Hope and Fear set Free' which he had hoped to include in the original edition
  • Also included are three of Berlin's other writings on liberty: 'Liberty', 'The Birth of Greek Individualism', and 'Final Retrospect' and two autobiographical pieces: 'The Purpose Justifies the Ways' and 'Letter to George Kennan' (previously unpublished)
  • Also includes a critical bibliography by Ian Harris which brings together the growing mass of literature on Berlin's work with brief critical commentary
  • Includes an extended preface by the editor which gives a fascinating insight into the struggle behind the creation of this highly influential work

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