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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obtain special privileges, status and wide opportunities for self- expression -
harmless radicalism would be tolerated, a good deal of personal liberty permitted
- and in this way the revolutionary cause would lose its more valuable recruits.
It is as if the entire movement - the motley variety of revolutionary types which
Franco Venturi describes in his book1 so well and so lovingly - Jacobins and
moderates, terrorists and educators, Lavrovists and Bakuninists, 'troglodytes', ...
Nechaev, Sergey Gennadievich (1847-82), founder of the revolutionary
organisation 'The People's Vengeance'. Highly charismatic but fanatical in his
radicalism, Nechaev associated with revolutionary figures such as Bakunin (q.v.),
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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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