Library of Modern Thinkers

Library of Modern Thinkers

The Library of Modern Thinkers is a series of authoritative introductions to the thought of important intellectual figures of the twentieth century. Critical yet accessible, these titles will instruct anyone seeking to understand the central questions of our time.

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  1. Bertrand de Jouvenel

    Bertrand de Jouvenel

    By Daniel J. Mahoney

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    In his effort to detach the indispensable notion of the common good from its historical identification with the more closed, homogeneous, and static societies of the premodern past, the French political philosopher Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903–87) pointed the way towards a viable "conservative liberalism." So argues Daniel J. Mahoney in this compelling introduction to the life and work of Jouvenel, one of twentieth-century France's most profound philosophers and political essayists.

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  2. Eric Voegelin

    Eric Voegelin

    By Michael P. Federici

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    Readers intimidated or puzzled by Voegelin's often daunting prose will find Federici's volume, the fourth entry in ISI's Library of Modern Thinkers series, an invaluable guide to one of the twentieth century's most imposing—and most impressive—philosophical minds.

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  3. Herbert Butterfield

    Herbert Butterfield

    By Kenneth B. McIntyre

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    In this authoritative and accessible intellectual biography, Kenneth B. McIntyre explores the extraordinary range of Herbert Butterfield’s work. He shows why the small book The Whig Interpretation of History (1931) achieved such large influence. Learn More

  4. Ludwig von Mises

    Ludwig von Mises

    By Israel M. Kirzner

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    In this thorough yet concise introduction to Mises' life, economics, and influence, Kirzner (a former student of Mises and an influential free-market economist himself) traces the key elements of Mises' life, explains his core contributions to economic theory, and assesses his impact on twentieth century economics and political thought.

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  5. Michael Polanyi

    Michael Polanyi

    By Mark T. Mitchell

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    In this sixth entry in ISI Books' Library of Modern Thinkers' series, Mark T. Mitchell reveals how Polanyi came to recognize that the roots of the modern political and spiritual crisis lay in an errant conception of knowledge that served to foreclose any possibility of making meaningful statements about truth, goodness, or beauty.

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  6. Michael Polanyi

    Michael Polanyi

    By Mark T. Mitchell

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    In this sixth entry in ISI Books' Library of Modern Thinkers' series, Mark T. Mitchell reveals how Polanyi came to recognize that the roots of the modern political and spiritual crisis lay in an errant conception of knowledge that served to foreclose any possibility of making meaningful statements about truth, goodness, or beauty.

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  7. Robert Nisbet

    Robert Nisbet

    By Brad Lowell Stone

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    This is the only book-length intellectual treatment of sociologist Robert Nisbet (1913-1996), and it is written by one of the country's leading authorities on his life and work, Brad Lowell Stone

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  8. Whittaker Chambers

    Whittaker Chambers

    By Richard M. Reinsch II

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    As Richard Reinsch reminds us in the latest volume in ISI Books' acclaimed Library of Modern Thinkers, Chambers was more than just a government informant; he was a profoundly important thinker who grappled with the nature of modern man’s predicaments.

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  9. Wilhelm Röpke

    Wilhelm Röpke

    By John Zmirak

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    John Zmirak's introduction to the life and work of Wilhelm Röpke, written with the touch of an accomplished writer and journalist, weaves an analysis of Röpke's economic and social philosophy around the story of the momentous events in which Röpke took part and helped shape. 

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