Friday, June 21, 2013

The Magus of the North by Isaiah Berlin

This book about 18th-century German philosopher Johann Georg Hamann "and the origins of modern irrationalism" was a hard go for me. My understanding of philosophy generally is sketchy, so this short but dense book was often confusing. In the end, though, I felt some affinity for a man who expressed his complex ideas in idiosyncratic and sometimes contradictory bursts.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: B 2993 .B47 1994, 2nd Floor, Humanities

Review submitted by Nancy Stenerson Gonzales,
Catalog Librarian, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Somewhat Recommended    

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