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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There is, moreover, a note in one of Tolstoy's early rough drafts, 'at Anna
Pavlovna's Maistre-Vicomte', which refers to the raconteur who tells the beautiful
Helene and an admiring circle of listeners the idiotic anecdote about the meeting
This close parallelism between Maistre's and Tolstoy's views about the chaos
and uncontrollability of battles and wars, with its larger implications for human life
generally, together with the contempt of both for the naive explanations provided
No doubt Tolstoy derived this element in his outlook at least as much from
Slavophils and other Russian chauvinists as directly from Maistre, but it is worth
noting that this belief is exceptionally powerful in both these dry and aristocratic ...
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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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