The Hedgehog and the Fox

What is my unitary vision, which I strive after? Not pluralism or liberalism, all
these conflicting values and all the rest of it. That's not an obsessive vision. I don't
reduce everything to that. mi No, my point about you not being a hedgehog is the
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Author: Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069115600X

Category: Philosophy

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"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. This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, English translations of the many passages in foreign languages, a new foreword in which Berlin biographer Michael Ignatieff explains the enduring appeal of Berlin's essay, and a new appendix that provides rich context, including excerpts from reviews and Berlin's letters, as well as a startling new interpretation of Archilochus's epigram.

A Predator s Rights

“But, most important, we have proof. Physical evidence,” said Badger, showing
the pack of dogs the fox mask. “Look. The motionless face of a fox with a terrifying
grimace.” “That's not mine!” whined Muxtar. “That's not my mask. This is the first ...

Author: Anna Starobinets

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486829510

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Flush with success from having solved the case of the murdered Rabbit, crotchety detective Chief Badger and his impetuous young assistant, Badgercat, anticipate the return of peace and quiet to their community. But trouble recurs with a visit from Huntington Farm's bloodthirsty security team, who bring accusations of theft and harsh demands for justice. Guard dog Muxtar and hunting hound Polkan are searching for Chicken Four, a plucky little fowl who's just discovered what happens to her sister chickens when they disappear into Nina Palna's kitchen on Fridays. Now Badger and Badgercat have to persuade Palna to stop making chicken soup and to prevent Muxtar and Polkan from taking matters into their own paws (and jaws). Filled with quirky illustrations and newly translated from the original Russian, this is the second of the Beastly Crimes Books to come from this imaginative mystery series geared toward middle-grade readers. It's the perfect read for young detectives ... and all who oppose fowl play.

Bow Bells

Do you not shrink from certain that nothing but confusion and trouble to Fox
looked puzzled , and rubbed his cbiu , me ? Does not my voice fill you with horror
and us all would be the result of publishing it . Let thoughtfully . detestation ?

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Reynard the Fox

Tybalt replied ; “ My Liege , I fear that I Shall scarcely prosper in this embassy ;
Not that indeed I ought to say , ' I fear ; ' To do Your will all danger would I dare : I
merely hint , that for this task , of All I am least fit , being so very small . If the stout
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Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Category: Reynard the Fox (Legendary character)

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Recent Changes to the U S Military Retirement System

No , that's fine . Mr. Chairman , I just wanted to point this out to get the big picture
here . You're both familiar with this . ... Now , Secretary Fox , do you agree with
that analysis of that chart ? Ms. Fox . Yes , sir . You briefed my slide extremely
well ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services

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The Century

That's the land - steward's house , " said road concerning my local stupidity . Mr.
ElJames . der ... I returned , not much interested . read me a lecture on the
necessity of not “ What great trees those are all about it ! ... What was my
astonishment to Fox was the oldest boy , and was on the discover in it the roof of
my own home !

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The Life of George Fox

251 look upon to took his word that he would appear at Lancaster Sessions , and
then dismissed him . ... GEORGE Fox . “ Yes , I do ; but it may be my hat offends
you . That's a low thing ; that's not the honour I give to magistrates , for the true ...

Author: Samuel Mcpherson Janney

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Category: Society of Friends

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The Humorous Speaker

Mrs. B. No sir . Fox . Then I'll lend you one — and if you turn to the letter G , you'll
find " Grumble , verb neuter - to complain without a cause . ” Now that's not my
case , Mrs. B. , and now that we are upon the subject , I wish to know how it is that
I ...

Author: Oliver Oldham

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Page: 408

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Choice Literature

How many scores do they " Not I , " replied the Fox disdainfully , " I tell me that he
“ used up ' in the course of last am using Man's own cant , that is all . But our year
... I know , at any rate , that my have died if it hadn't been for him . It was master ...

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Flood Field and Forest

fox not on no account , says John ; and master's quite satisfied . And though a fox
is never found where two brace or more used to be together , he never asks any
questions , but just goes ... that's not the way my Lord did it when he was there .

Author: George Rooper

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Category: Fox hunting

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Puck

He did not Why , that shows your wife is a good girl , " | move until a well - known
step upon the stairs cried Fox joyfully . “ She has hidden the fact ... If it be vanity to
wish my face may please “ Working still , Tom dear ? " said Mattie , my wise ...

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Baily s Magazine of Sports and Pastimes

We are not now about to attempt a description of a Melton or Pytchley meeting- of
fox-hunters, neither have we in our mind's ... That's not my opinion,' continued the
stranger, ' and judging * from appearances, I form a very different estimate of ...

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Fores s Sporting Notes Sketches

No,' added Jem with a hearty laugh ; ' I reckon that was a 'cute dodge, and he
wasn't killed as I like to see a fox like him killed after all. I grudged that ... I went for
my fox, of course, but we shan't want help of that sort again I expect. There aren't
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Baily s Magazine of Sports Pastimes

We are not now about to attempt a description of a Melton or Pytchley meeting of
fox - hunters , neither have we in our ... That's not my opinion , ' continued the
stranger , and judging from appearances , I form a very different estimate of their
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Cassell s Magazine

Come away from there , ' cried the old vixen , you are only wasting your time and
losing an opportunity that does not ... yesterday as he promised ; that's tied with a
bit of string to my neck ; but I've whereupon the dog - fox told her first one fib ...

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Vanity Fair

I have been there myself several times during the week , and see no reason for
changing my opinion . ... MY DEAR MR . Pyps : I see that in your last article on "
The Town Shows , " you speak of the fox scene in the fourth act of the " Bosom ...

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The Black Fox

When they can make one cell, then I'll begin to attend to their quack that the body
is a machine and the brain secretes thought as the ... But of course that's not my
business, only my diagnostic curiosity practising itself for the love of the thing.

Author: Gerald Heard

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The Literary World

... I could not write Mr. Wakeman's best - founded criticism postors , led by Silenus
, who palm them . The feeling underlying every word . And you could never read
my song aright , on Fox is that as a tactician and a party selves off as Bacchus ...

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The White Fox

It was about a fox , my beloved white fox ... ( To Alice ) I hope you're satisfied now
. ALICE ( calm now ) As I said I'm sorry I killed your white fox ; that was not my
intention . HERBERT Your tongue was formed to utter lies , and your teeth to tear
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Author: John Symonds

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