Lecture 8. Ernest Gellner (1925-1995)


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The continuing themes of liberty, equality, wealth and meaning in a world divided between capitalism, communism and Islam. The escape from predation and the conditions of liberty.

Ernest Gellner, The Conditions of Liberty (1996)
Ernest Gellner, Anthropology and Politics: Revolutions in the Sacred Grove (1995), especially chs. 3,4,9,11
'Ernest Gellner Memorial Issue', Cambridge Anthropology, vol.19, no.2, 1996.7
John Hall and Ian Jarvie (eds), The Social Philosophy of Ernest Gellner, (1996), esp. parts 1-3, and 'Reply to Critics'.
Macfarlane, Riddle, chs. 13-14