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Berlin & Popper on Liberty & Enlightenment (Part III – Berlin’s Response)

I’ve devoted two previous posts to Karl Popper’s comments on Isaiah Berlin’s 1958 inaugural lecture “Two Concepts of Liberty,” as laid out in his letter to Berlin of February 17, 1959. This post will focus on Berlin’s response in his … Continue reading

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Isaiah Berlin & Karl Popper on Liberty & Enlightenment (Part II)

Last Sunday (which, for those of us who live in the Boston area, seems like the distant past), I began an examination of Karl Popper’s comments on Isaiah Berlin’s 1958 lecture “Two Concepts of Liberty” in his letter to Berlin … Continue reading

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Karl Popper & Isaiah Berlin on Liberty & Enlightenment (Part I)

On October 31, 1958, Isaiah Berlin assumed the Chichele Chair of Social and Political Theory at Oxford and delivered his inaugural lecture, “Two Concepts of Liberty.” The lecture — which is now regarded as one of the more important contributions … Continue reading

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Sapere Aude: Incipe!

To begin, let’s go back to Kant again. If there’s ever a second edition of What is Enlightenment?: Eighteenth-Century Answers and Twentieth-Century Questions (University of California Press, 1996), I’d like to make two changes in my translation of Kant’s answer … Continue reading

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