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