Price  £10.99
Format  Paperback
Published  November 2007
Length  368 pages
ISBN  9781905559039
ISBN  9781905559329 (ebook)

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Conversations with Isaiah Berlin
Ramin Jahanbegloo


An illuminating and witty dialogue with one of the greatest intellectual figures of the twentieth century.

Ramin Jahanbegloo's interview with Isaiah Berlin grew into a series of five conversations which offer an intimate view of Berlin and his ideas.

They include discussions on pluralism and liberty as well as the thinkers and writers who influenced Berlin.  This revised edition provided an excellent introduction to Berlin's thought.


'Though like Our Lord and Socrates he does not publish much, he thinks and says a great deal and has had an enormous influence on our times'.

     Maurice Bowra

'Berlin never talks down to the interviewer.  Conversations here means the minds of the interviewed and interviewer meet on equal terms in language that is transparently clear, informed, witty and entertaining'.

     Stephen Spender

'He is wise without seeming pompous, witty without seeming trivial, affectionate without seeming sentimental'.

     Michael Ignatieff

'Isaiah Berlin... has for fifty years in this talkative and quarrelsome city (Oxford) been something special, admired by all and disliked by no-one... a benevolent super-don'.

     John Bayley

About Ramin Janhanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo is an Iranian philosopher, who has taught in Europe and North America.  In 2006 he was imprisoned for several months in Iran.  He is currently teaching Political Philosophy at Toronto University.