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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Russian populists were agreed that the State was the embodiment of a system of
coercion and inequality, and therefore intrinsically evil; neither justice nor
happiness was possible until it was eliminated. But in the meanwhile what was to
There were deep divisions among the populists; they differed about the future
role of the intellectuals, as compared with that of the peasants; they differed about
the historical importance of the rising class of capitalists, gradualism versus ...
Byron, George Gordon, 6th Baron, 108, 329 Cabanis, Pierre Jean Georges, 79
Cabet, Etienne, 8, 109, 142, 218, 226, 254 capitalism: and social improvement,
242; and delayed revolution, 249-50; populists' opposition to, 263, 267, 270
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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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