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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Count Kiselev, whom Nicholas trusted and had invited to be his 'Agrarian Chief of
Staff, held this view strongly, and even the landowners and the reactionary
bureaucrats who did their best to put difficulties in the path of positive reform had
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 ...
... like political ones, but directly and deeply, to ruin, stagnation, a hungry death'.1
Economic blunders plus 'the arithmetical pantheism of universal suffrage', '
superstitious faith in republics'2 or in parliamentary reform, is in effect his
summary of ...
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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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