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 revolutions of that year, which seemed to Herzen like a life-giving storm on a
sultry day, did not reach the Russian Empire. The drastic changes of policy on the
part of the imperial government after the suppression of the Decembrist rising ...
The booing and whistling of the radicals, their brutal mockery, seemed to him
mere vandalism; their revolutionary aims, dangerous Utopianism. Yet he felt that
something new was rising-a vast social mutation of some kind. He declared that
and diversity of goals, attitudes, beliefs- these seemed to them morally self-
indulgent and politically irresponsible. Like Montesquieu, he was accused by the
radicals of too much description, too little criticism. Beyond all Russian writers, ...
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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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