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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In their search for an ideal that would withstand their destructive critique, many
other Russian intellectuals were led to question the great metaphysical systems
that ruled over nineteenth-century European thought as well as some of the most
... this duty is binding in a special degree, for he is a wholly dedicated being; and
that his fate is peculiarly sublime and tragic, for his form of self-surrender is to
sacrifice himself totally to his ideal. What this ideal is, is comparatively
Western writer would accept the ideal which I have attributed to the French, nor
that every Russian would subscribe to what I have called the 'Russian'
conception. But, broadly speaking, I think it is a correct division, and holds good
even when ...
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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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