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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They were witnesses to a mystery; that was the ideal which they were morally not
permitted, by the rules of their art, to betray. This attitude is utterly different from
anything that Flaubert laid down about the fidelity of the artist to his art, which to ...
Belinsky, like Gorky, believed in the duty of the artist to tell the truth as he alone,
being uniquely qualified to see and to utter, sees it and can say it; that this is the
whole duty of a writer, whether he be a thinker or an artist. Moreover he believed
When injustice is perpetrated, I have an obligation to speak out and act against it;
nor may artists any more than others sit with folded hands. What makes good
writers good is ability to see truth - social and individual, material and spiritual ...
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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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