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The Crooked Timber of Humanity by Isaiah Berlin
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Jun 30, 13

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Some books come to you at the right time and help you articulate your own thinking. After only 30 pages, my brain is on fire. I am awestruck by Berlin's depth, intelligence and synthesis of thought.
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Isaiah Berlin
“The view that the truth is one and undivided, and the same for all men everywhere at all times, whether one finds it in the pronouncements of sacred books, traditional wisdom, the authority of churches, democratic majorities, observation and experiment conducted by qualified experts, or the convictions of simple folks uncorrupted by civilisation---this view, in one form or another, is central to western thought, which stems from Plato and his disciples.”
Isaiah Berlin, The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas

Isaiah Berlin
“The underlying assumption that human nature is basically the same at all times, everywhere, and obeys eternal laws beyond human control, is a conception that only a handful of bold thinkers have dared to question.”
Isaiah Berlin, The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas


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