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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ignorance, his misery, the forms of his social life, their historical origins, their
economic future. The liberals of the 1840s may have been stirred to genuine
compassion or indignation by the plight of the peasantry: the institution of
serfdom had ...
and economic blunders [which] lead not indirectly, like political ones, but directly
and deeply, to ruin, stagnation, a hungry death'.1 Economic blunders plus 'the
arithmetical pantheism of universal suffrage', 'superstitious faith in republics'2 or
The emancipation of the serfs, which moved Turgenev and all his liberal friends
profoundly, was to these men not the beginning of a new era, but a miserable
fraud: the peasants were still chained to their landlords by the new economic ...
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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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