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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Crypto-Francophile sentiment in Germany itself was at this time so violent, and
enlightened Germans themselves believed in ideas - in this case those of the
French Enlightenment - so much more intensely and fanatically than the French ...
For short, I propose to call one French, the other Russian. But these will be mere
labels used for brevity and convenience. I hope I shall not be thought to maintain
that every French writer held what I propose to call the 'French' attitude, or every ...
These doctrines and these prophets and their Western masters - French radicals
before and after the French Revolution, as well as Fichte and Buonarroti, Fourier
and Hegel, Mill and Proudhon, Owen and Marx - played their part. But the ...
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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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