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by Isaiah; Jahanbegloo Ramin Berlin

  • Author: Isaiah; Jahanbegloo Ramin Berlin
  • ISBN: 1870015487
  • ISBN13: 978-1870015486
  • ePub: 1805 kb | FB2: 1487 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World
  • Publisher: Peter Halban; 1st edition (1992)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.4/5
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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

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. 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.

Isaiah Berlin is renowned the world over for his analysis of the ideas that have influenced or transformed societies. Frank and engaging, Conversations with Isaiah Berlin is a remarkable record of one of the great intellectual odysseys of our time. He has a deep commitment to liberty and pluralism, and has devoted the half century and more of his professional life as a teacher and lecturer to exploring the conditions that allow these ideals to flourish, and those that threaten them. Berlin here intersperses insights into the development of his ideas and political philosophy with rich personal reminiscences.

Conversations with Isaiah Berlin book. Ramin Jahanbegloo's interview with Isaiah Berlin grew into a series of five conversations which offer an intimate view of Berlin and his ideas

Conversations with Isaiah Berlin book. Ramin Jahanbegloo's interview with Isaiah Berlin grew into a series of five conversations which offer an intimate view of Berlin and his ideas. This revised ed An illuminating and witty dialogue with one of the greatest intellectual figures of the twentieth century.

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Isaiah Berlin is one of the great intellectual figures of the twentieth century. The book is based on a series of largely unstructured conversations with Berlin about his personal past and better known works, as well as some of his views on others' famous works and ideas on philosophy. The interviewer, Ramin Jahanbegloo, cannot be faulted for his brief and often open-ended questions as he is clearly prodding Berlin to speak his mind.

Isaiah Berlin/Ramin Jahanbegloo: Den Ideen die Stimme wiedergeben. In Association with Wolfson College. Isaiah Berlin la Mirada Despierta de la Historia. Pablo Badillo O'farrell & Enrique Bocardo - 1999

Isaiah Berlin/Ramin Jahanbegloo: Den Ideen die Stimme wiedergeben. Eine intellektuelle Biographie in Gesprächen und Isaiah Berlin: Freiheit. Vier Versuche und Isaiah Berlin: Der Magus des Nordens. Hamann und der Ursprung des modernen Irrationalismus. Pablo Badillo O'farrell & Enrique Bocardo - 1999. Reply to Ronald H. McKinney, Towards a Postmodern Ethics: Sir Isaiah Berlin and John Caputo. Isaiah Berlin - 1992 - Journal of Value Inquiry 26 (4):557-560.

This book consists of 1988 Berlin interviews conducted by Ramin Jahanbegloo, originally for a French publication. Isaiah Berlin was not only a skillful writer covering fascinating topics of the History of Ideas. He was also best at enganging in a stimulating and (given his vast knowledge) educating intellectual conversation. Mr. Jahanbegloo's book is one of the few proofs of this less known aspect of Berlin.

Isaiah Berlin was a professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford and president of the British Academy. This book consists of 1988 Berlin interviews conducted by Ramin Jahanbegloo, originally for a French publication

Isaiah Berlin was a professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford and president of the British Academy. He received many honorary degrees as well as the Erasmus, Lippincott, Jerusalem, and Agnelli Prizes. This book consists of 1988 Berlin interviews conducted by Ramin Jahanbegloo, originally for a French publication. There are five conversations included, each built around a central theme. The format is simple: a question is asked (and Jahanbegloo is very familiar with IB's work) and Berlin responds; it is all quite informal, relaxed and pleasant to follow. Many, many aspects of Berlin's life and ideas are covered.

Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian philosopher, who finished his studies in France and has taught in Europe and North America. Amongst other books, he has written on Ghandi and non-violence.

Conversations with Isaiah Berlin. Information: Peter Halban. Talking India: Ashis Nandy in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo. Talking Politics: Bhikhu Parekh in Conversation.

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Danrad
Isaiah Berlin is one of the great intellectual figures of the twentieth century. He has been spoken of as the second greatest talker in the history of the English language( after Samuel Johnson) Here his remarks are a trifle short and yet there is enough substance in them to fill 'forty books' of others.

Some samples.

"For me a great man in public life, is one who deliberately causes something important to happen, the probability of which seemed low before he took up the task. A great man is a man who gives history a turn without which it scarcely could have taken without him."

"The purpose of Zionism is normalization; the creation of conditions in which the Jews could live as a nation,like the others. Alexander Kojeve whom I spoke of before once said to me." The Jews have the most interesting history of any people. Yet now they want to be what? Albania? How can they?" I said "For the Jews to be like Albania constitutesprogress. 600,000 Jews in Romania were victims- before the Nazis.They tried to escape. But 600,000 Jews in Palestine did not leave because Rommel was at their door. That is the difference. They considered Palestine to be their own country, and if they had to die they would die not like trapped animals but for the country."

" I believe there is nothing more destructive of human lives than fanatical conviction about the perfect life,allied to political or military power.Our century affords terrible evidence of this truth.I believe in working for a minimally decent society.If we can go beyond this to a wider life, so much the better.But even a minimum of decency is more than we have in some countries."

"But not every genius is like one's image of a genius.Pasternak was such a one. He talked marvellously, he was a little unhinged at times, but at all times a man of pure genius. Nobody could have had a more fascinating experience than to listen to him talk- in my exprience only Virginia Woolf talked something like that. She too, of course, was a trifle crazy"
Garr
I am a huge fan of Berlin's writings. There have been several posthumous releases and I've enjoyed every one. Unfortunately, I enjoyed this one half as much as some others.
The problem, in a nutshell, is that if you are at all familiar with Berlin, then not much of this info will come as anything new. He discusses his view of pluralism, his admiration for Herder and Vico, his zionism, and several other well known areas of Berlin's thoughts.
The interviewer, in particular, did not ask very illuminating questions and as such, Berlin gives less than illuminating answers. At times (just my perception) it seemed like Berlin himself was less than pleased with a few of the questions. One important one that was not but should have been asked (as it is much on any Berlin-admirer's mind)is how he can reconcile pluralism (the belief that values irreducibly conflict both personally and interpersonally) and relativism (the view that ethical truths and ideals may simply be relative). While pluralism and relativism were talked of, there was not a single word about this question (that more than a few Berlin scholars have troubled over).
I gave the book three stars because it is just too hard to give Berlin any less. To be sure, I did like the book and the interview style makes it very readable and in some senses exciting ("Yeah! I would've asked that one. I wonder what he'll say?") It may suffer from a problem long known to Berlin - his work is too historical for philosophers and too philosophical for historians. For me, it was just right. It may be for you too. If you are fairly new to Berlin this is a good place to start. If you are a veteran (or moderately so) you won't find much new or illuminating here.
Brannylv
This book is not for the connoisseur of Berlin's ideas and works; rather it is really a broad and introductory survey. The book is based on a series of largely unstructured conversations with Berlin about his personal past and better known works, as well as some of his views on others' famous works and ideas on philosophy. The interviewer, Ramin Jahanbegloo, cannot be faulted for his brief and often open-ended questions as he is clearly prodding Berlin to speak his mind. Berlin does seem to 'correct' the errors of his interviewer but this is to be expected from such a reknowned and learned philosopher. For those already familiar with Berlin, the responses are far from shocking: Hobbes and Machiavelli are, in fact, ethical thinkers; do be weary of those who propose rational, 100% 'final solutions'; 'total liberty can be dreadful, total equality can be equally frightful'; philosophy, if properly taught, allows one to see through 'bad arguments, deceptions, fumisme, verbal fog..'; etc. That said, it is a lighter read than any one of Berlin's books and, for anyone who is curious about Berlin's views on things, it just might a good place to start.
Granirad
Isaiah Berlin was not only a skillful writer covering fascinating topics of the History of Ideas. He was also best at enganging in a stimulating and (given his vast knowledge) educating intellectual conversation. Mr. Jahanbegloo's book is one of the few proofs of this less known aspect of Berlin. Having been out of print for a long while, the paperback edition is out there now, finally. Read how Berlin vividly describes his youth and student years, how he got into the History of Ideas, how Oxford was like after the War, what he thinks of Hannah Arendt, communism and nationalism, etc. If not Berlin's best known books, certainly his most entertaining. This poses a serious problem: you will devour it in a day and wish there was a sequel...
misery
Just for information, the title as listed is wrong. The title is simply CONVERSATIONS WITH ISAIAH BERLIN. (You do correctly list the hardback title.) The "Phoenix" you've placed in the title is, in fact, the publisher: Phoenix Press in London.
Celore
A great book from a great historian.
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