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The hedgehog and the fox

Isaiah Berlin

The hedgehog and the fox

an essay on Tolstoy"s view of history.

by Isaiah Berlin

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Published by New American Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tolstoi , L. N. -- 1828-1910.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesMentor books -- No.198
    The Physical Object
    Pagination128p.
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13659042M

      “The Hedgehog and The Fox” was mentioned by the greek philosopher Archilochus amongst his writings and then in an essay that was widely publicized and heralded in the ’s written by Author: Geoff Pilkington. The ancient Greek poet Archilochus of Paros wrote, "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing." According to a essay by .

    In later life, Isaiah Berlin regretted calling his essay The Hedgehog and the Fox, but it’s an undoubtedly intriguing it investigates the two ways of approaching knowledge, that of the fox who ‘knows many things’ and the hedgehog who ‘knows one big thing’ – outlining what would become a key principle of modern cultural theory – the essay’s real subject matter is the. The Hedgehog Concept comes for the old Greek parable about a hedgehog and a fox which states the following: The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing In the story, the fox tries all the possible tricks he knows in order to try catch the hedgehog.

      Here’s a relevant line from the relevant chapter (“The Hedgehog and the Fox”) of The Passionate Mind, a book by an anthropologist with a relevant name (Robin Fox): “The fox . What is The Hedgehog and the Fox? The main aim of this website is to feature podcasts that present fresh ideas and stimulating conversations on a wide variety of subjects. Its particular focus is on books published by university presses.


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