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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Maistre believed in authority because it was an irrational force, he believed in the
need to submit, in the inevitability of crime and the supreme importance of
inquisitions and punishment. He regarded the executioner as the cornerstone of
idealism, believed with moral and spiritual fervour in their own sacred vows. They
were witnesses to a mystery; that was the ideal which they were morally not
permitted, by the rules of their art, to betray. This attitude is utterly different from ...
At least they believed in the primacy of spiritual values and the futility of trying to
change men by changing the more superficial sides of their life by political or
constitutional reform. But the Slavophils also believed in the Orthodox Church, in
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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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