La traición de la libertad: seis enemigos de la libertad humana

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Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2004 - 235 pages
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¿Por qué debe un individuo obedecer a otro? Aquí se analiza muy profundamente esa materia, partiendo del concepto amplio acerca de la libertad formulado por seis pensadores: Helvétius, Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Saint-Simon y De Maistre; como resultado de intensas disertaciones que esos filósofos efectuaron vinculando el contenido primario con otros significados más globales que atañen al Estado, la sociedad y las leyes. La publicación del libro se apoya en un trabajo práctico realizado por su autor en Berlín, donde dictó seis conferencias en un programa radiofónico de la BBC, en 1952. El trabajo es profundamente analítico. Se constituye en una introducción teórica sobre el controversial tema. Todas las doctrinas se pondrán en tela de juicio. Las posibles respuestas serán el punto de partida de intensas disertaciones existencialistas y sociológicas.

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About the author (2004)

Philosopher, political theorist, and essayist, Isaiah Berlin was born in 1909 to Russian-speaking Jewish parents in Latvia. Reared in Latvia and later in Russia, Berlin developed a strong Russian-Jewish identity, having witnessed both the Social-Democratic and the Bolshevik Revolutions. At the age of 12, Berlin moved with his family to England, where he attended prep school and then St. Paul's. In 1928, he went up as a scholar to Corpus Christi College in Oxford. After an unsuccessful attempt at the Manchester Guardian, Berlin was offered a position as lecturer in philosophy at New College. Almost immediately, he was elected to a fellowship at All Souls. During this time at All Souls, Berlin wrote his brilliant biographical study of Marx, titled Karl Marx: His Life and Environment (1939), for the Home University Library. Berlin continued to teach through early World War II, and was then sent to New York by the Ministry of Information, and subsequently to the Foreign Office in Washington, D.C. It was during these years that he drafted several fine works regarding the changing political mood of the United States, collected in Washington Despatches 1941-1945 (1981). By the end of the war, Berlin had shifted his focus from philosophy to the history of ideas, and in 1950 he returned to All Souls. In 1957, he was elected to the Chichele Chair of Social and Political Theory, delivering his influential and best-known inaugural lecture, Two Concepts of Liberty. Some of his works include Liberty, The Soviet Mind: Russian Culture under Communism, Flourishing: Selected Letters 1928 - 1946, Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and Influence on Modern Thought, and Unfinished Dialogue, Prometheus. Berlin died in Oxford on November 5, 1997.

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