Berlin, Isaiah

   b. 1909, Riga (Latvia); d. 1997, Oxford
   Philosopher
   Isaiah Berlin was a philosopher and historian of ideas. He came to Britain from Riga, Latvia in 1920. He studied at Oxford and went on to became a fellow of All Souls (1932). During the Second World War he served at the British Embassy in Washington. He later became Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory (1957–67), and Master of Wolfson College (1966–75). He was knighted in 1957. His works include: Karl Marx (1939); Historical Inevitability (1954), a criticism of determinism in history; and The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas (1991). He maintained friendships with American academics and thinkers and was influential in affecting policy makers in the UK and USA.
   See also: history; philosophy; politics
   MIKE STORRY

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  • Berlin, Isaiah — (1909 97)    British philosopher. Born in Latvia, he was the first Jewish fellow of All Souls at Oxford, and later became professor of social and political theory and president of Wolfson College, Oxford. He published a range of works concerning… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • BERLIN, ISAIAH BEN JUDAH LOEB — (Isaiah Pick; 1725–1799), rabbi and author. Berlin was known also as Isaiah Pick after his father in law, Wolf Pick of Breslau, who supported him for many years. He was born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, but his father, an eminent talmudic scholar (who …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Berlin, Isaiah ben Judah Loeb — ▪ Hungarian scholar also called  Isaiah Pick   born October 1725, Eisenstadt, Hungary [now in Austria] died May 13, 1799, Breslau, Silesia, Prussia [now Wrocław, Pol.]       Jewish scholar noted for his textual commentaries on the Talmud and… …   Universalium

  • Berlin, Isaiah ben Judah Loeb (Pick, Isaiah) — (1725 99)    German talmudist. He was born in Hungary and lived in Berlin and Breslau. He wrote on a wide range of rabbinic literature. His emendations have been added to editions of the Talmud since 1800 …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Isaiah Berlin — [Isaiah Berlin] (1909–97) a British writer and ↑philosopher, born in Russia. He was made a ↑knight in 1957 and a member of the ↑Order of Merit in 1971 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Berlin — (izg. bérlin), Isaiah, Sir (1909 1997) DEFINICIJA britanski politički teoretičar, povjesničar i filozof, oštar kritičar determinističkih doktrina; jedan od najistaknutijih mislilaca i teoretičara liberalizma i liberalne demokracije 20. st.… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 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

  • 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

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