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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Since men cannot solve philosophical questions by the principles of reason they
try to do so historically . But history is ' one of the most backward of sciences – a
science which has lost its proper aim ' . The reason for this is that history will not ...
... order , could not but happen ; and , conversely , of how things cannot be , or
could not have been , done ; of why some schemes must , cannot help but , end
in failure , although for this no demonstrative or scientific reason can be given .
It is for this reason that Herzen so seriously and passionately believed in the
independence and freedom of individuals ; and understood what he believed in ,
and reacted so painfully against the adulteration or obfuscation of the issues by ...
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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
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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