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 · 1,652 ratings · 78 reviews · 50 distinct worksSimilar authors
Nations and Nationalism

3.82 avg rating — 1,156 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Nationalism

3.75 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1997 — 5 editions
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Postmodernism, Reason and R...

3.59 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Plough, Sword, and Book: Th...

4.18 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1989 — 7 editions
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Language and Solitude: Witt...

4.04 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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Conditions of Liberty: Civi...

3.66 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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Words and Things: An Examin...

4.50 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1959 — 4 editions
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The Psychoanalytic Movement...

4.14 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1990 — 12 editions
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Muslim Society

3.81 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1981 — 7 editions
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Anthropology and Politics: ...

4.36 avg rating — 11 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

“Nationalism is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness: it invents nations where they do not exist.”
Ernest Gellner

“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

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