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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Moreover, human beings are said to have rights, in virtue of which they claim a
certain degree of freedom of action. These formulas taken by themselves strike
Herzen as hollow. They must be given some concrete meaning, but even then -if
Is this what we mean by moral freedom? Is the culmination of a process eo ipso
its purpose? Is old age the purpose of youth, merely because this is the order of
human growth? Is the purpose of life death? Why does a singer sing? Merely in ...
And from this it is inferred that since to ask for freedom from Nature is absurd,
since I am what I am as part of her, therefore, because my relationships with other
human beings are part of 'Nature', it is equally senseless to ask for freedom from
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Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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