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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His successor was an obscure nobleman - Prince Shirinsky-Shikhmatov,1 who
had submitted a memorandum to the Tsar, pointing out that one of the
mainsprings of disaffection was undoubtedly the freedom of philosophical
II Tolstoy's philosophy of history has, on the whole, not obtained the attention
which it deserves, whether as an intrinsically interesting view or as an occurrence
in the history of ideas, or even as an element in the development of Tolstoy ...
But side by side with this there is the beginning of an acute sense of
disappointment, a feeling that history, as it is written by historians, makes claims
which it cannot satisfy, because like metaphysical philosophy it pretends to be
something it is ...
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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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