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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... who consciously and deliberately avoided moralising in his novels, and was,
indeed, sternly called to order by other Russian authors for an excessive -and, it
was indicated, regrettably western -preoccupation with aesthetic principles, ...
This is a kind of translation into aesthetic terms of f the scientific method of
explanation of an earlier time. Spinoza-and some among the rationalists of the
eighteenth century-had taught f . that if you could understand the pattern of the
There are no purely aesthetic truths or aesthetic canons. Truth, beauty, morality,
are attributes of life and cannot be abstracted from it, and what is intellectually
false or morally ugly cannot be artistically beautiful, or vice versa. He believed
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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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