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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Berlin maintains that the art of Tolstoy and Turgenev can be understood only as a
product of the same moral conflict as that experienced by the radical intelligentsia
. In his study of Tolstoy's view of history, 'The Hedgehog and the Fox', and in ...
Russia is not so rich in first-rate thinkers that she can afford to ignore one of the
three moral preachers of genius born upon her soil. II Alexander Herzen grew up
in a world dominated by French and German historical romanticism. The failure of
what is sometimes vaguely called ideology - that perpetually excited Belinsky to
enthusiasm or anxiety or loathing, and kept him in a state sometimes amounting
to a kind of moral frenzy. He believed what he believed very passionately, and ...
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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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