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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If progress is the goal, for whom are we working? Who is this Moloch who, as the
toilers approach him, instead of rewarding them, draws back; and as a
consolation to the exhausted and doomed multitudes, shouting 'morituri te
salutanf, can ...
or 'What is the goal or the pattern or the direction of history?' He realised that
such questions made sense only if they were made specific, and that the answers
depended on the specific ends of specific human beings in specific situations^<^
But human beings are not content with this, they must needs own the future too . .
. What is the purpose of the song the singer sings? . . . If you look beyond your
pleasure in it for something else, for some other goal, the moment will come
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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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