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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The important fact was that the passion for reform - the revolutionary fervour and
the belief in the feasibility of change by means of public pressure, agitation, and,
as some thought, conspiracy - did not weaken. On the contrary, it grew stronger.
Balasoglo was a kindly and impressionable young man, oppressed by the
horrors of the Russian social order - no more and no less than, for example,
Gogol himself - who desired reform and improvement on mildly populist lines
similar to the ...
Stankevich believed (as many have believed, particularly after some great fiasco
in the life of their society, in this case perhaps the failure of the Decembrist
revolution of 18Z5) that in the place of social reforms, which merely affected the
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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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