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Reason and Identity

BHIKHU PAREKH

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780197264584
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734069 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0010

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Reason and Identity

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This lecture presents the text of the speech about reason and identity delivered by the author at the 2008 Isaiah Berlin Lecture held at the British Academy. It discusses the style and content of Sir Isaiah Berlin's thought and explores the complex relation between the closely connected ideas of reason and identity. The lecture explains that reason and identity are both constitutive features of human life in the sense that human beings cannot be defined and understood without reference to either.

Keywords: reason; identity; Sir Isaiah Berlin; human beings; Isaiah Berlin Lecture; British Academy

Chapter.  9896 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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