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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material civilisation - could rescue the benighted, barbarous Russian nation. 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.
In a letter written from abroad Belinsky, in the last stages of his wasting disease,
accused Gogol of betraying the light: [. . .] one cannot be silent when, under cover
of religion, backed by the whip, falsehood and immorality are preached as truth ...
He did, no doubt, adopt a different tone in writing to different correspondents.
When. 1 'Po povodu "Ottsov i detei" ', S xiv 102. 2 Letter to K. K. Sluchevsky, 26
April 1862, P iv 379. 3 op. cit. (315 above, note 1), i 441. 4 Letter to M. E. Saltykov
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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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