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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According to Grimm's (almost certainly apocryphal) account, as soon as he heard
the disastrous news from Paris, he drove to the palace of his son, the future Tsar
Alexander II, where an eve-of-Lent ball N. K. Shil'der, 'Imperator Nikolai I v 1848 ...
As for Sovremennik, its most effective contributor, Belinsky, whom nothing could
corrupt or silence, had died early in 1848.1 Herzen and Bakunin were in Paris,
Granovsky was. 1 Tolstoy, War and Peace, vol. 1, part 1, chapter 1, T ix 5; W 4.
He may, because he is a corrupt human being, take the side of the bad against
the good, write about a worthless Paris seducer with greater sympathy than he
feels for his victims. But provided that he tells the truth at a level that is sufficiently
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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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