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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... oppressors and the oppressed there existed a small cultivated class, largely
French-speaking, aware of the enormous gap between the way in which life
could be lived - or was lived - in the West and the way in which it was lived by the
They were a small group of litterateurs, both professional and amateur, conscious
of being alone in a bleak world, with a hostile and arbitrary government on the
one hand, and a completely uncomprehending mass of oppressed and ...
.]'.3 He speaks with bitter scorn about monolithic, oppressive communist idylls,
about the barbarous 'equality of penal servitude', about the 'forced labour' of
socialists like Cabet, about barbarians marching to destroy.4 Who will finish us off
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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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