Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman

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Hardcover, Princeton Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780691155678, ISBN10 0691155674
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"Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardshipand personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and toacademic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments , Lat, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank.

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"Worldly Philosopher chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and hopes, a worldly intellectual who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change. Born in Berlin in 1915, Hirschman grew up amid the promise and turmoil of the Weimar era, but fled Germany when the Nazis seized power in 1933. Amid hardshipand personal tragedy, he volunteered to fight against the fascists in Spain and helped many of Europe's leading artists and intellectuals escape to America after France fell to Hitler. His intellectual career led him to Paris, London, and Trieste, and toacademic appointments at Columbia, Harvard, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He was an influential adviser to governments , Lat, and Europe, as well as major foundations and the World Bank.


"Worldly Philosopher" chronicles the times and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century's most original and provocative thinkers. In this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the story of a man shaped by modern horrors and

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Number of Pages: 740
Original Languages: English
Author: Adelman, Jeremy
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780691155678
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.50 x 9.50 x 2.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0691155674
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