Ernest André Gellner
Ernest André Gellner (9 December 1925 – 5 November 1995) was a British-Czech philosopher and social anthropologist joined the staff of the London School of Economics in 1949. In 1984, he became William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge. For the last four years, he has also been Research Professor at the Central European University in Prague, where he is Direktor of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism. His many books include Words and Things, 1959, Thought and Change, 1964, Nations and Nationalism, 1983, Plough, Sword and Book, 1988. Among the latest, most important books is Conditions of Liberty, 1994.