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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In Europe an international revolution had broken out and failed, and its failure
created among idealistic democrats and socialists a bitter sense of disillusion
and despair. In some cases it led to cynical detachment, or else a tendency to
If the revolution was to succeed, three major fallacies had to be fought and rooted
out. The first was that men of culture alone created progress. This was not true,
and had the bad consequence of inducing faith in elites. The second was the ...
2,97; and revolution, 249-55; statistics on land ownership, 26on; economic views,
263; opposition to industrialism, 263, 267; religious tone, 263, 265; and primacy
of party, 264; failure as movement, 265-6, 268-9; heroism, 268; on death 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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