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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He grew up a thin, consumptive, over-serious, pinched little boy, prematurely old,
unsmiling and always in deadly earnest, who soon attracted the attention of his
schoolmasters by his single-minded devotion to literature, and his grim, ...
But it illustrates the beginning of a new kind of social criticism, which searches in
literature neither for ideal 'types' of men or situations (as the earlier German
romantics had taught), nor for an ethical instrument for the direct improvement of
This is enough, perhaps, to account for the genesis, in the first half of the century,
of what came to be known as the 'superfluous person', the hero of the new
literature of protest, a member of the tiny minority of educated and morally
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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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