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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But then this same writer pleads for, indeed preaches with great fury, particularly
in his last, religious phase, the exact opposite: the necessity of expelling
everything that does not submit to some very general, very simple standard: say,
This led in the conservative direction of eschewing everything analytical, rational,
empirical, everything founded upon experiment and natural science. On the other
hand, you might declare that you felt within the earth the pangs of a new world ...
facts, only useful knowledge, matter. He clashes almost immediately with the
touchy, conventional Pavel Kirsanov: 'At present', he tells him, 'the most useful
thing is to deny. So we deny.' 'Everything?' asks Pavel Kirsanov. 'Everything.' '
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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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