The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History - Second Edition

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Isaiah Berlin

Narrated By: Peter Kenny

Date: May 2021

Duration: 2 hours 37 minutes

Summary:

This compelling audiobook narrated by Peter Kenny presents Isaiah Berlin's acclaimed essay on Tolstoy and historical understanding

'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This ancient Greek aphorism, preserved in a fragment from the poet Archilochus, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Leo Tolstoy and the philosophy of history, the subject of the epilogue to War and Peace. Although there have been many interpretations of the adage, Berlin uses it to mark a fundamental distinction between human beings who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things and those who relate everything to a central, all-embracing system. Applied to Tolstoy, the saying illuminates a paradox that helps explain his philosophy of history: Tolstoy was a fox, but believed in being a hedgehog. One of Berlin's most celebrated works, this extraordinary essay offers profound insights about Tolstoy, historical understanding, and human psychology.

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Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History - Second Edition

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