Ernest Gellner





Ernest Gellner


Born
in Paris, France
December 09, 1925

Died
November 05, 1995

Genre

Influences


Ernest Gellner was a prominent British-Czech philosopher, social anthropologist, and writer on nationalism.

Average rating: 3.85 · 1,377 ratings · 63 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nations and Nationalism

3.80 avg rating — 954 ratings — published 1983 — 21 editions
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Nationalism

3.82 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Postmodernism, Reason and R...

3.65 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Plough, Sword, and Book: Th...

4.33 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Language and Solitude: Witt...

4.03 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Conditions of Liberty: Civi...

3.65 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Words and Things: An Examin...

4.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1959 — 4 editions
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The Psychoanalytic Movement...

4.15 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1990 — 12 editions
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Muslim Society

3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Anthropology and Politics

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1995 — 4 editions
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More books by Ernest Gellner…
“It is nationalism which engenders nations, and not the other way round.”
Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism

“It is precisely by binding things together that traditional visions perpetuate themselves and the prejudgments contained within them; and it is by insisting on prising things apart that we have liberated ourselves from them”
Ernest Gellner

“I am deeply sensitive to the spell of nationalism. I can play about thirty Bohemian folk songs ... on my mouth-organ. My oldest friend, who is Czech and a patriot, cannot bear to hear me play them because he says I do it in such a schmalzy way, 'crying into the mouth organ'. I do not think I could have written the book on nationalism which I did write, were I not capable of crying, with the help of a little alcohol, over folk songs, which happen to be my favourite form of music.”
Ernest Gellner

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