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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It is a commonplace that he owed a great deal to Rousseau, and probably
derived from him, as much as from Diderot and the French Enlightenment, his
analytic, anti-historical ways of approaching social problems, in particular the
tendency to ...
Perhaps Rousseau influenced him also in setting so high a value upon family life,
and in his doctrine of the superiority of the heart over the head, of moral over
intellectual or aesthetic virtues. This has been noted before, and it is true and ...
His closest affinity, as has often been remarked, is with Rousseau; he liked and
admired Rousseau's views more than those of any other modern writer. Like
Rousseau, he rejected the doctrine of original sin, and believed that man was
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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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