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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Berlin's exploration of the self-searching of Russian thinkers includes studies of
two writers -Tolstoy and Turgenev. These studies refute a widespread
misconception about the relations between Russian writers and thinkers: namely,
that in ...
Historians of Russian thought1 tend to label this aspect of Tolstoy as 'fatalism',
and move on to the more interesting historical theories of Leontiev or Dani-
levsky. Critics endowed with more caution or humility do not go as far as this, but
Tolstoy's interest in history and the problem of historical truth was passionate,
almost obsessive, both before and during the writing of War and Peace. No one
who reads his journals and letters, or indeed War and Peace itself, can doubt that
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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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