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 revolutions of that year, which seemed to Herzen like a life-giving storm on a
sultry day, did not reach the Russian Empire. The drastic changes of policy on the
part of the imperial government after the suppression of the Decembrist rising ...
He seemed to enjoy his very doubts: he would not cut too deep. Both his great
rivals found this increasingly intolerable. Dostoevsky, who began as an
enthusiastic admirer, came to look on him as a smiling, shallow, cosmopolitan
They wished to destroy the regime which seemed to them wholly evil. They
believed in reason, secularism, the rights of the individual, freedom of speech, of
association, of opinion, the liberty of groups and races and nations, greater social
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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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