Penguin UK, 07.03.2013 - 432 Seiten
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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Exceptions are made for a few names familiar in different English versions, e.g.
Alexander, Gogol, (Tsar) Nicholas, Peter the Great (not Aleksandr, Gogol',
Nikolay, Petr the Great); and the use of 'y' for final '-ий' and '-й' in proper names is
was Belinsky's open letter to Gogol denouncing his book Selected Extracts from a
Correspondence with Friends, and that remained unpublished in Russia in its full
version until 1917. And no wonder, for it was an exceptionally eloquent and ...
Now, however, the lead given by Gogol in his unfortunate Selected Extracts from
a Correspondence with Friends was followed in one or two government-
approved school textbooks which went further than the most extreme Slavophils,
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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
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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