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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... later life; and also that simple people (peasants, Cossacks and so on) have a
more 'natural' and correct attitude towards these basic values than civilised men;
and that they are free and independent in a sense in which civilised men are not.
Or can it be that civilised men have acquired (or discovered) certain true values
of their own, values which barbarians and children may know nothing of, but
which they, the civilised, cannot lose or forget, even if, by some impossible
2 His sympathies, he insisted again and again, were with the victims, never the
oppressors - with peasants, students, artists, women, civilised minorities, not the
big battalions. How could his critics be so blind? As for Bazarov, there 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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