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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This is true, for example, of the idea of the history of thought as a continuous
process, capable of independent study. There existed, of course, accounts -
usually mere catalogues raisomes-oi particular philosophical systems in the
ancient world ...
In a letter to a friend written in 1837 he writes: Above all you should abandon
politics and guard yourself against the influence of politics on your ways of
thought. Here in Russia, politics has no meaning, and only empty heads can
He declared war on the official nationalists because they suppressed and
distorted or coloured the facts: and this was thought unpatriotic. He denounced
copybook sentiments, and with a certain brutality of expression tried to formulate
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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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