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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Individual. Liberty. 'Human life is a great social duty,' [said Louis Blanc]: 'man
must constantly sacrifice himself for society.' 'Why?' I asked suddenly. 'How do
you mean "Why?"- but surely the whole purpose and mission of man is the well-
This echoes, but in a politically far more sinister form, the relatively harmless
maxims of earlier, Fichtean Idealism, when he would declare that society is
always more right than the individual, or 'The individual is real and not a phantom
only to ...
party or of its leaders over individual lives-in particular over the beliefs of
individual revolutionaries -is not part of this doctrine, and is indeed contrary to its
entire spirit. The only censor over the individual's acts is his individual
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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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