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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The German romantic historians were particularly zealous in preaching the view
that, if the West was declining because of its scepticism, its rationalism, its
materialism, and its abandonment of its own spiritual tradition, then the Germans,
... they were unlike the others. Moreover, they had accepted the romantic doctrine
that every man is called upon to perform a mission beyond mere selfish purposes
of material existence; that because they had had an education superior ...
The romantic philosophers vastly exaggerated the power and reliability of this
kind of intuitive or poetical insight; but their fervid vision, which remained mystical
and irrationalist no matter how heavily disguised in quasi-scientific or quasi-
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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
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Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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