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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No doubt if we were omniscient we might be able, like Laplace's ideal observer,
to plot the course of every drop of which the stream of history consists, but we are,
of course, pathetically ignorant, and the areas of our knowledge are incredibly ...
Tolstoy blames everything on our ignorance of empirical causes, and Maistre on
the abandonment of Thomist logic or the theology of the Catholic Church. But
these avowed professions are belied by the tone and content of what in fact the
What is it to me if I do apprehend . . . the essence of art or religion or history, if I
cannot share this with all those who should be my human brothers, my brethren
in Christ, but are in fact strangers and enemies because of their ignorance?
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
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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