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Between Friedrich Meinecke and Ernst Cassirer: Isaiah Berlin’s Bifurcated Enlightenment

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This chapter explores the hitherto neglected influence of Friedrich Meinecke on Isaiah Berlin’s distinction between a mostly French Enlightenment and its alleged rivals in Germany. Highlighting the structural and terminological similarities between Berlin’s account of the Counter-Enlightenment and Meinecke’s description of the precursors of historicism, it also provides as yet unpublished evidence from Berlin’s correspondence to this effect. Berlin’s endorsement...

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10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783930.003.0004

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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History Faculty
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Magdalen College
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Oxford University Press
Host title:
Isaiah Berlin and the Enlightenment
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Oxford
Publication date:
2016-10-27
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9780198783930
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uuid:68c451f1-5f58-4cbe-aca7-091aeaf7b9b8
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735383
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2017-10-13

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