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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Isaiah Berlin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Isaiah Berlin, often where they are interviewed.

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15 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Isaiah Berlin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Isaiah Berlin, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 4: Isaiah Berlin, "The Originality of Machiavelli"

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In this episode we discuss Isaiah Berlin's "The Originality of Machiavelli" from his collection Against the Current and originally publish in the New York Review of Books.

We also mention essays written by Brad on Plato and on Machiavelli.

If you liked this episode, please leave us a review! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to us on our website. Or, if you would like to read and listen to more of our work go to www.athwart.org.

Photo: Kafai Liu on Unsplash

Music courtesy of yn00001 via Musopen

May 20 2020

1hr 11mins

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Isaiah Berlin on Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Speeches, talks & lectures
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Audio recorded at Wolfson College, Oxford by BBC.

May 09 2020

52mins

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Episode #141 ... Isaiah Berlin pt. 2 - Pluralism and Culture

Philosophize This!
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Today we continue talking about the work of Isaiah Berlin. 

Mar 28 2020

24mins

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Episode #140 ... Isaiah Berlin part one - Pluralism

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Today we begin discussing the work of Isaiah Berlin. 

Mar 11 2020

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Review: The Roots of Romanticism by Isaiah Berlin

Nature and the Nation
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In this episode I explore the Romantic response to the Enlightenment, in Isaiah Berlin's The Roots of Romanticism. I look at the German thinkers Hamann and Herder and their focus on the incapacity of the Enlightenment paradigm to account for the full richness of the individual and group identity.

More at www.neofusionist.com

Jul 07 2019

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In Search of Isaiah Berlin: A Literary Adventure

Jewish Book Week
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Isaiah Berlin was one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century – a man who set ideas on fire. His defence of liberty and plurality was passionate and persuasive and inspired a generation. His ideas – especially his reasoned rejection of excessive certainty and political despotism – have become even more prescient and vital today. But who was the man behind such influential views? Henry Hardy, Berlin’s decades-long editor and collaborator, offers an intimate and revealing picture of the self-deprecating philosopher.

This event took place on Sunday 3 March as part of Jewish Book Weke 2019

Jun 10 2019

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Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty and Why Philosophy Matters

What’s My Thesis?
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On today’s episode: We finally get to Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty. What do supporters of gun and reproductive rights have in common? They both define freedom in the negative sense, a relatively new interpretation of liberty. We provide examples of both negative and positive freedom to show it’s not as simple as saying one is liberal and one is conservative. We also discuss why philosophy matters, and define the role of the moral philosopher in the context of value pluralism/moral relativism. The most referenced concept in the podcast is finally addressed!

Apr 10 2018

1hr 31mins

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Private Passions: Sir Isaiah Berlin

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Philosopher, Isaiah Berlin discusses his personal music choices with Michael Berkeley in 1996 - drawn from the archive to mark 20 years of Private Passions.

Aug 24 2016

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From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories

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Wolfson's President, Professor Hermione Lee, gave an evocative lecture at Lincoln's Inn, London, entitled 'From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories' Professor Lee presented a lecture in the Old Hall concerning encounters between great men and women, and how they are remembered, narrated, and turned into legend.

Professor Lee focused on an encounter between Wolfson College founder Isaiah Berlin and the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, which took place in Leningrad in 1945. Drawing on her research as one of our most renowned literary biographers, she recounted a number of other literary encounters, in order to explore questions about remembering and storytelling, disputed rival accounts, and how encounters can harden into myth.

In dealing with life-writing, memory, and versions of the truth, the lecture addressed isues at the forefront of the College's Oxford Centre for Life Writing, one of a series of new research clusters at Wolfson

May 01 2014

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From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories

Wolfson College Podcasts
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Wolfson's President, Professor Hermione Lee, gave an evocative lecture at Lincoln's Inn, London, entitled 'From Memory: Isaiah Berlin, Literary Encounters and Life-Stories' Professor Lee presented a lecture in the Old Hall concerning encounters between great men and women, and how they are remembered, narrated, and turned into legend.

Professor Lee focused on an encounter between Wolfson College founder Isaiah Berlin and the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, which took place in Leningrad in 1945. Drawing on her research as one of our most renowned literary biographers, she recounted a number of other literary encounters, in order to explore questions about remembering and storytelling, disputed rival accounts, and how encounters can harden into myth.

In dealing with life-writing, memory, and versions of the truth, the lecture addressed isues at the forefront of the College's Oxford Centre for Life Writing, one of a series of new research clusters at Wolfson

May 01 2014

49mins

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