Berlin, Sir Isaiah

(b. 1909)
   British philosopher. Coming from Latvia as a boy, Isaiah Berlin was known as one of the most penetrating minds in British intellectual life and a brilliant and rapid talker. At Oxford University he was the first Jewish fellow of All Souls, professor of social and political theory and president of Wolfson College. During World War II, he was attached to the British foreign service and posted to New York, Washington and Moscow. Later he held visiting professorships at leading American universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Chicago and Brandeis. His published works concern philosophy, Marxist ideology and the place of liberty in social order, and include a study of Moses HESS. A keen Zionist, he was a close personal friend of Dr WEIZMANN and other Israel leaders, and a governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was knighted in 1957 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1971. In addition he won the Jerusalem Peace Prize in 1979. His works include Karl Marx: His Life and Environment (1939), Four Essays on Liberty (1969), Vico and Herder (1976), Against the Current (1979) and The Crooked Timber of Humanity (1990).

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  • BERLIN, SIR ISAIAH — (1909–1997), English philosopher and political scientist. Born in Latvia, Berlin was taken to England as a boy. He later studied at Oxford, where he lectured in philosophy from 1932 and became the first Jewish Fellow of All Souls College in 1938 …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Berlin, Sir Isaiah — born June 9, 1909, Riga, Latvia died Nov. 5, 1997, Oxford, Eng. Latvian born British political philosopher and historian of ideas. His family immigrated to Britain in 1920. Educated at the University of Oxford, Berlin taught there from 1950 to… …   Universalium

  • Berlin, Sir Isaiah — (9 jun. 1909, Riga, Letonia–5 nov. 1997, Oxford, Inglaterra). Filósofo político e historiador de las ideas británico de origen letón. Su familia emigró a Gran Bretaña en 1920. Educado en la Universidad de Oxford, donde enseñó de 1950 a 1967, fue… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • sir — /serr/, n. 1. a respectful or formal term of address used to a man: No, sir. 2. (cap.) the distinctive title of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Scott. 3. (cap.) a title of respect for some notable personage of ancient times: Sir Pandarus of Troy …   Universalium

  • sir — (Voz inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino Tratamiento honorífico empleado por los británicos. * * * sir (ingl.; pronunc. [ser]) m. *Tratamiento de respeto usado en Inglaterra delante de un nombre de hombre o para dirigirse a la persona de que se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • berlin — /beuhr lin , berr lin/, n. 1. a large, four wheeled, closed carriage hung between two perches and having two interior seats. 2. Auto. berline. 3. (sometimes cap.) See Berlin wool. [1725 35; after BERLIN, Germany; the carriage was allegedly… …   Universalium

  • Berlin — /beuhr lin / for 1, 2; /berr lin/ for 3, 4; for 2 also Ger. /berdd leen /, n. 1. Irving, born 1888, U.S. songwriter. 2. the capital of Germany, in the NE part: constitutes a state. 3,121,000; 341 sq. mi. (883 sq. km.). Formerly (1948 90) divided… …   Universalium

  • Isaiah Berlin — Sir Isaiah Berlin (* 6. Juni 1909 in Riga; † 5. November 1997 in Oxford) war ein britisch jüdisch russischer politischer Philosoph und Ideengeschichtler. Berlin war Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts vor allem durch seine Unterscheidung zwischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Isaiah Berlin — Infobox Philosopher region = Western Philosophy era = 20th century philosophy color = #B0C4DE name = Isaiah Berlin birth = 6 June 1909 death = death date and age|df=yes|1997|11|5|1909|6|6 school tradition = Analytic notable ideas = positive and… …   Wikipedia

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