A Life in Works

A work in progress...

It is difficult to categorize Berlin’s many works, since they typically straddled conventional subject boundaries, a function of his unconventional and unhidebound approach. It is impossible, for example, to separate the philosopher from the historian of ideas; and his works were infused throughout with an interest in the human condition. Nevertheless, one can helpfully identify six subject areas, and this section of the website will explore Berlin’s contribution to each of these fields, as well as the reception of his works – both past and present.