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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Like other members of the intelligentsia, Herzen had begun his i intellectual
career with a search for an ideal, which he found in socialism; he believed that
the instincts of the Russian peasant would J lead to a form of socialism superior
to any ...
What this ideal is, is comparatively unimportant. The essential thing is to offer
oneself without calculation, to give all one has for the sake of the light within (
whatever it may illuminate) from pure motives. For only motives count. Every
This ideal of detachment, moderation, compromise, dispassionate objectivity
which Herzen at this early period of his life was preaching, was something deeply
incompatible with his temperament. And indeed, not long after, he bursts forth
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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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