Penguin Books, 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."
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Not only does Nature never make one generation the means for the attainment of
some future goal, but she doesn't concern herself with the future at all; like
Cleopatra, she is ready to dissolve the pearl in wine for a moment's pleasure [.
Nature is not a smooth, teleological development, certainly not a development
designed for human happiness or the fulfilment of social justice. Nature is for
Herzen a mass of potentialities which develop in accordance with no intelligible
perhaps unintelligible notion of being free from laws in a different sense of 'law' -
from the necessities of nature or even of social coexistence. And from this it is
inferred that since to ask for freedom from Nature is absurd, since I am what I am
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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
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Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the Fox M
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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