The hedgehog and the fox : an essay on Tolstoy's view of history

@inproceedings{Berlin1955TheHA,
  title={The hedgehog and the fox : an essay on Tolstoy's view of history},
  author={I. Berlin},
  year={1955}
}
'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning of the words, to outline a fundamental distinction that exists in mankind, between those who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things… Expand