Conversations with Isaiah Berlin

Conversations with Isaiah Berlin

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An illuminating and witty dialogue with one of the greatest intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Ramin Jahanbegloo's interview with Isaiah Berlin grew into a series of five conversations which offer an intimate view of Berlin and his ideas. They include discussions on pluralism and liberty as well as the thinkers and writers who influenced Berlin. This revised edition provided an excellent introduction to Berlin's thought. Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian philosopher, who has taught in Europe and North America. In 2006 he was imprisoned for several months in Iran. He is currently teaching Political Philosophy at Toronto University. 'Though like Our Lord and Socrates he does not publish much, he thinks and says a great deal and has had an enormous influence on our times'. Maurice Bowra 'Berlin never talks down to the interviewer. Conversations here means the minds of the interviewed and interviewer meet on equal terms in language that is transparently clear, informed, witty and entertaining'. Stephen Spender 'He is wise without seeming pompous, witty without seeming trivial, affectionate without seeming sentimental'. Michael Ignatieff 'Isaiah Berlin... has for fifty years in this talkative and quarrelsome city (Oxford) been something special, admired by all and disliked by no-one... a benevolent super-don'. John Bayley http://berlin.wolf.ox.ac.uk/... one weeka#39;s work in an embassya€”that is my experiencea€”was less of a strain than one daya#39;s teaching at Oxforda€”less interesting, but ... I met Akhmatova then only twice, but that was one of the most memorable experiencesa€”perhaps the most memorable experience of my life. I have described it all, as best I could, in an essay published in Personal Impressions, so I wona#39;t go on about this now.5 Someanbsp;...


Title:Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
Author: Ramin Jahanbegloo
Publisher:Halban Publishers - 2011-10-10
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