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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With genuine horror and disgust Herzen saw and denounced the militant, boorish
anti-humanism of the younger generation of Russian revolutionaries - fearless
but brutal, full of savage indignation, but hostile to civilisation and liberty, ...
In this way he did in fact 'live through' the influence of Shakespeare and Pushkin,
Gogol and George Sand, Schiller and Hegel, and as he changed his spiritual
domicile he altered his attitude and denounced what he had previously praised, ...
There were those who denounced him for his wicked travesty of the radicals, for
providing reactionaries with ammunition and playing into the hands of the police;
by them he was called renegade and traitor. Still others, like Dmitry Pisarev, ...
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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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