Isaiah Berlin and his Philosophical Contemporaries

Authors: Lyons, Johnny

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  • Explores the nature and implications of Berlin’s understanding of pluralism in a dialectically original and illuminating way
  • Reveals the philosophically profound aspects of his undogmatic and humanistic liberal vision
  • Produces not only a deeper grasp of Berlin and several major twentieth-century thinkers, but, more broadly, a keener appreciation of the power of history and philosophy to help us make sense of our predicament
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This book sets out to identify the nature and implications of a proper understanding of pluralism in a original and illuminating way. Isaiah Berlin believed that a recognition of pluralism is vital to a free, decent and civilised society. By looking below at the often neglected foundations of Berlin’s celebrated account of moral pluralism, Lyons reveals the more philosophically profound aspects of his undogmatic and humanistic liberal vision. He achieves this by comparing Berlin’s core ideas with those of several of his most distinguished philosophical contemporaries, an exercise which yields not only a deeper grasp of Berlin and several major twentieth-century thinkers, principally A. J. Ayer, J. L. Austin, P. F. Strawson, Bernard Williams and Quentin Skinner, but, more broadly, a keener appreciation of the power of history and philosophy to help us make sense of our predicament.

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Johnny Lyons taught Political Theory at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, before joining the commercial world, where he works in change management. He is the author of the critically acclaimed The Philosophy of Isaiah Berlin (2020) and a contributor to the Dublin Review of BooksTimes Literary Supplement and Aeon.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Isaiah Berlin and his Philosophical Contemporaries
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73178-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73178-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73177-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 299
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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