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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In his Four Essays on Liberty he suggests that pluralist visions of the world are
frequently the product of historical claustrophobia, during periods of intellectual
and social stagnation, when a sense of the intolerable cramping of human
Before proponents of one-sided visions, conservative or Utopian, possessed the
technological equipment for experiments on limitless human material, it was not
so difficult as it is now to defend the view that one or other extreme vision, ...
Talent is vision, vision reveals the truth, r ~ l$c * •'truth is eternal and objective. To
see the truth about nature or about J\s<f^ conduct, to see 't directly and vividly as
only a man of genius (or a o"i simple human being or a child) can see it, and ...
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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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