The Federalist Papers - Constitution Facts Berlin's main theme in these essays is the importance in the history of ideas of dissenters whose thinking still challenges conventional wisdom - among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen and Sorel. The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 essays arguing in support of the United States Constitution. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay were the authors behind the pieces, and the three men wrote collectively under the name of Publius. Seventy-seven of the essays were published as a series in The.
Against the Current Essays in the History of Ideas Isaiah Berlin. With his unusual powers of imaginative re-creation, he brings to life original minds that swam against the current of their times, and in the process offers a powerful defence of variety in our visions of life. Against the Current Essays in the History of Ideas Isaiah Berlin In this outstanding collection of essays, Isaiah Berlin, one of the great thinkers of the twentieth century, discusses the importance in the history of thought of dissenters whose ideas still challenge conventional wisdom--among them Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Herzen, and Sorel.
Against the Current Essays in the History of Ideas by Isaiah Berlin Roger Hausheer's introduction surveys Berlin's whole oeuvre, and the full bibliography of his pubication has been updated for this Pimlico edition. Despite the number of fascinating essays contained within it, Against the Current Essays in the History of Ideas arguably isn't quite as engrossing as the slightly superior Crooked Timber of Humanity Chapters in the History of Ideas. However, due to the nature of its arguments, Berlin is more convincing here.