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Encounters with Isaiah Berlin: Story of an Intellectual Friendship Andrzej Walicki

Encounters with Isaiah Berlin: Story of an Intellectual Friendship

Andrzej Walicki

Published March 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781299429239
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230 pages
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The volume contains Isaiah Berlin s letters to his Polish friend, Andrzej Walicki, and Walicki s detailed account of Berlin s role in his life. Berlin actively promoted Walicki s books on Russian intellectual history not only because of his ownMoreThe volume contains Isaiah Berlin s letters to his Polish friend, Andrzej Walicki, and Walicki s detailed account of Berlin s role in his life. Berlin actively promoted Walicki s books on Russian intellectual history not only because of his own interest in the subject. Above all he wanted to promote Russian intellectual history as a separate, internationally recognized field of study and, therefore, warmly welcomed Walicki s firm intention to study it in a systematic way, with the aim of providing a comprehensive synthesis of all important currents in pre-Revolutionary Russian thought. Already at their meeting Berlin discovered in Walicki a promising candidate to help him in laying foundations for Russian intellectual history as a legitimate part of the universal history of ideas- as a discipline rewarding in itself and particularly relevant for rediscovering the great traditions of the Russian intelligentsia and setting them against the stifling dogmas of Soviet totalitarianism.