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The Sense of Reality Studies in Ideas and Their History

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"For anyone wanting to understand the twists and turns of the history of ideas, this book will be indispensable."
?John Gray, New York Times Book Review

The Sense of Reality was the last new collection of essays published by Isaiah Berlin in his lifetime. All informed by Berlin's lifelong fascination with the history of ideas, these engaging studies range widely: the subjects explored include realism in history; judgment in politics; the history of socialism; the nature and impact of Marxism; the radical cultural revolution instigated by the Romantics; Russian notions of artistic commitment; and the origins and practice of nationalism. The title essay, taking its cue from the impossibility of recreating a bygone epoch, is a superb centerpiece. Now with a new foreword by Timothy Snyder and a new appendix comprising a previously unpublished essay on the great Russian critic Vissarion Belinksy and a previously uncollected lecture on utopianism, The Sense of Reality is a rich and illuminating collection from one of the most seductive writers and thinkers of the twentieth century.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780691182872
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Pub date:
Edition: New edition
DEWEY: 192
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 488
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm