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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... as a novelist have at times looked upon the historical and philosophical
passages scattered through War and Peace as so much perverse interruption of
the narrative, as a regrettable liability to irrelevant digression characteristic of this
and Peace,1 done apparently with deliberate intent, in full knowledge of the
available original sources and in the known absence of any counter-evidence -
falsification perpetrated, it seems, in the interests not so much of an artistic as of
and Peace, Akhsharumov observed that Tolstoy's figures were real and not mere
pawns in the hands of an unintelligible destiny;1 the author's theory, on the other
hand, was ingenious but irrelevant. This remained the general view of Russian ...
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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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