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    DescriptionLiberty is a revised and expanded edition of the book that Isaiah Berlin regarded as his most important - Four Essays on Liberty, a standard text of liberalism, constantly in demand and constantly discussed since it was first published in 1969. Writing in Harper's, Irving Howe described it as 'an exhilarating performance - this, one tells oneself, is what the life of the mind can be'. Berlin's editor Henry Hardy has revised the text, incorporating a fifth essay that Berlin himself had wanted to include. He has also added further pieces that bear on the same topic, so that Berlin's principal statements on liberty are at last available together in one volume. Finally, in an extended preface and in appendices drawn from Berlin's unpublished writings he exhibits some of the biographical sources of Berlin's lifelong preoccupation with liberalism. These additions help us to grasp the nature of Berlin's 'inner citadel', as he called it - the core of personal conviction from which some of his most influential writing sprang.

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    Incorporating "Four Essays on Liberty"
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    By (author) Isaiah Berlin, Edited by Henry Hardy
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 630 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199249893
    ISBN 10: 019924989X

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    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    23 May 2002
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    Author Information
    Henry Hardy (ed) is a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford and is one of Isaiah Berlin's Literary Trustees. He has edited several other books by Berlin, and is currently preparing his letters and his remaining unpublished writings for publication.
    Review quote
    'A magnificent and indispensable volume: the best introduction to the most important and enduring of Berlin's ideas.' John Gray
    Table of contents
    THE EDITOR'S TALE ; FIVE ESSAYS ON LIBERTY ; Introduction ; Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century ; Historical Inevitability ; Two Concepts of Liberty ; John Stuart Mill and the Ends of Life ; From Hope and Fear Set Free ; OTHER WRITINGS ON LIBERTY ; Liberty ; The Birth of Greek Individualism ; Final Retrospect ; AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL APPENDICES ; The Purpose Justifies the Ways ; A Letter to George Kennan ; Notes on Prejudice ; BERLIN AND HIS CRITICS BY IAN HARRIS ; INDEX