Russian Thinkers, Band 7
Viking Press, 1978 - 312 Seiten
The theme that links these essays--written over thirty years--is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'.
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This consistency, with the tensions engendered by its compound of faith and
scepticism, and the insights to which it led, is the central theme of Berlin's essays
on Russian thinkers. In a number of vivid portraits of individual thinkers, he shows
Sir Isaiah Berlin Henry Hardy, Aileen Kelly. the intellectual and moral freedom,
and the aesthetic distinction, of true aristocracy. But while refusing, unlike the
ideologists of the left, to sacrifice excellence to equality, he understood, with J. S.
It is with Herzen that Berlin has the greatest affinity (although he points out that
there was substance in Turgenev's assertion that Herzen never succeeded in
ridding himself of one illusion-his faith in the 'peasant sheepskin coat'); he ended
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
In these ten essays Isiah Berlin explains the political thought and philosophy of several prominent thinkers of 19th Century Russia, while illuminating the historical context necessary for their ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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It should be noted first that Isaiah Berlin knew his material backwards and forwards; the book bears the mark of exhaustive study. Russian Thinkers is a collection of essays on Russian luminaries ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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