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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But although Tolstoy and the Slavophils may have fought a common enemy, their
positive views diverged sharply. The Slavophil doctrine derived principally from
German Idealism, in particular from Schelling's view (despite much lip-service to
As for the Slavophils, their passion for old Russian ways and manners, for
traditional Slav dress and Russian song and dances, for archaic musical
instruments, for the rigidities of Byzantine Orthodoxy, their contrast of the spiritual
depth and ...
At a time when even so Western a thinker as Herzen, not to speak of mild liberals
such as Granovsky and Ravelin, was prepared to temporise, and indeed to some
degree shared the Slavophils' deep and sincere feeling for the 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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