BirthdayJune 6, 1909
Lived88
HoroscopeGemini

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Isaiah Berlin

    Full name: Isaiah Berlin
    Also known as: Sir Isaiah Berlin, Isaiah Berlin, Berlin, Isaiah
    Professions: British political philosopher and historian of ideas; liberal thinker; Professor of Social and Political Theory; wrote on positive and negative liberty, value pluralism, Enlightenment and Counter-Enli
    Work: Founder-President of Wolfson College, Oxford

  2. Isaiah Berlin Death information

    Died: Wednesday, 5th of November, 1997 (Age: 88)

  3. Isaiah Berlin Biography

    Sir Isaiah Berlin OM, CBE, FBA (6 June 1909 – 5 November 1997), was a Russo-British Jewish social and political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas, "thought by many to be the dominant scholar of his generation". He excelled as an essayist, conversationalist and raconteur; and as a brilliant lecturer who improvised, rapidly and spontaneously, richly allusive and coherently structured material. He translated works by Ivan Turgenev from Russian into English and, during the war, worked for the British Diplomatic Service. In its obituary of the scholar, the Independent stated that "Isaiah Berlin was often described, especially in his old age, by means of superlatives: the world's greatest talker, the century's most inspired reader, one of the finest minds of our time ... there is no doubt that he showed in more than one direction the unexpectedly large possibilities open to us at the top end of the range of human potential".In 1932, at the age of 23, he was elected to a prize fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. From 1957 to 1967 he was Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at the University of Oxford. He was president of the Aristotelian Society from 1963 to 1964. In 1966, he played a crucial role in founding Wolfson College, Oxford, and became its first President. He was appointed a CBE in 1946, knighted in 1957, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1971. He was President of the British Academy from 1974 to 1978. He also received the 1979 Jerusalem Prize for his writings on individual freedom. An annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture is held at the Hampstead Synagogue, at Wolfson College, Oxford and at the British Academy.Berlin's work on liberal theory and on value pluralism has had a lasting influence.

  4. Isaiah Berlin Family

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=157279
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