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18:15 - 20:00 31 January 2013

Lecture and book launch – Isaiah Berlin

Location

G23 (reception), G22 (lecture) | Pearson Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Arie Dubnow, Acting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Stanford University

This lecture offers a fresh reappraisal of the philosopher, political thinker, and historian of ideas Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997) from childhood to the height of his intellectual career. It provides the first historically contextualized study of Berlin's formative years and identifies different stages in his intellectual development, allowing a reappraisal of his theory of liberalism. Applying a 'double perspective' that examines Berlin both as an East European Jewish émigré as well as a British Liberal intellectual, Arie Dubnov stresses the very ambivalent relation between Berlin's liberal philosophy and his pro-Zionist sentiments.


Contact

Sara BenIsaac
020 7679 3520 | s.benisaac@ucl.ac.uk


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