Penguin Books, 01.01.2008 - 412 Seiten
Required reading for fans of Tom Stoppard s The Coast of Utopia the landmark investigation into Russian history and thought
Few, if any, English-language critics have written as perceptively as Isaiah Berlin about Russian thought and culture. Russian Thinkers is his unique meditation on the impact that Russia s outstanding writers and philosophers had on its culture. In addition to Tolstoy s philosophy of history, which he addresses in his most famous essay, The Hedgehog and the Fox, Berlin considers the social and political circumstances that produced such men as Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Belinsky, and others of the Russian intelligentsia, who made up, as Berlin describes, the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world.
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Herzen rightly held Bakunin guilty of it, and behind the ardent phrases, the lion-
hearted courage, the broad Russian nature, the gaiety, the charm and the
imagination of his friend - to whom he remained personally devoted to the end -
with its echo of The Three Musketeers, and the bright colours of historical
romance, is more characteristic of Bakunin, with his irrepressible frivolity, his love
of fantasy, and his lack of scruple in action and in the use of words, than the
picture of ...
Bakunin rebelled against Hegel and professed to hate Christianity; but his
language is a conventional amalgam of both. The assumption that all virtues are
compatible, nay, mutually entailed by one another, that the liberty of one man can
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing
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
RUSSIAN THINKERSNutzerbericht - Kirkus
What should be done? To the question that hung over 19th-century Russia and dogs the world today, Isaiah Berlin would answer, stand firmly uncertain. Russian-born and Oxford-bred, Berlin has almost ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox 2 4
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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