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 name of Belinsky is known to every thinking young man [he wrote], to
everyone who is hungry for a breath of fresh air in the reeking bog of provincial
life. There is not a country schoolmaster who does not know-and know by heart-
He began to philosophise in the mid- 1830s, as a young man of twenty- three,
with that disgust and sense of being asphyxiated by the police state of Nicholas I
which all young intellectuals with hearts and consciences felt, and he adopted
After all, the evils that they wished to fight were evils; their enemies were, to some
degree, his enemies too; these young men were wrong- headed, barbarous,
contemptuous of liberals like himself, but they were fighters and martyrs in the ...
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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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