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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There is a line among the fragments of the Greek poet Archilochus which says : '
The fox knows many things , but the hedgehog knows one big thing . Scholars
have differed about the correct interpretation of these dark words , which may ...
... nor to the ' iron laws ' of the sciences ; but to the permanent relationships of
things , and the universal texture of human life , wherein alone truth and justice
are to be found by a kind of ' natural – somewhat Aristotelian - knowledge . To do
of time or space , which characterises all our experience ; and to discount , less
or more consciously , the ' inevitable trends ' , the ' imponderables ' , the ' way
things are going ' . It is not scientific knowledge , but a special sensitiveness to
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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
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Russia and 1848
The Hedgehog and the
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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