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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The problem of historical movement is directly connected with the 'power'
exercised by some men over others: but what is 'power'? How does one acquire it
? Can it be transferred by one man to another? Surely it is not merely physical
Among the doctrines which sought to explain what it [ was that must have gone
wrong, German romanticism, both in its subjective-mystical and its nationalist
forms, and in particular the Hegelian movement, acquired a dominant position.
This is ...
Only our literature, in spite of a barbarous censorship, shows signs of life and
forward movement. That is why the calling of the writer is so honoured among us,
why even a small literary gift makes for success; that is why the profession of
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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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