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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This inexpressible sense of cosmic orientation is the 'sense of reality', the '
knowledge' of how to live. Sometimes Tolstoy does speak as if science could in
principle, if not in practice, penetrate and conquer everything; and if it did, then
It is the ever-present sense of this framework - of this movement of events, or
changing pattern of characteristics - as something 'inexorable', universal,
pervasive, not alterable by us, not in our power (in the sense of 'power' in which
This centre was the influence of ideas; not merely in the intellectual or rational
sense in which ideas are judgements or theories, but in that sense which is
perhaps even more familiar, but more difficult to express, in which ideas embody
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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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