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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After demolishing the jurists and moralists and political philosophers – among
them his beloved Rousseau – Tolstoy applies himself to demolishing the liberal
theory of history according to which everything may turn upon what may seem an
people in the world ; the fanaticism of ideas with them goes hand in hand with
lack of respect for persons , with contempt for their neighbours – the French turn
everything into an idol , and then woe to him who does not bow the knee to the
Wine is good for adults who know what to do with it , but fatal to children , and
politics is wine which in Russia may even turn into opium [ . . . ] And so to the
devil with the French . Their influence has brought us nothing but harm . We
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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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