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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The essays collected in this volume, the first of four,fn1 were written, or delivered
as lectures, on various occasions over almost thirty years, and therefore possess
less unity of theme than if they had been conceived in relation to one another.
In addition, some overlaps between passages quoted in more than one essay
were reduced by excision or substitution. Otherwise, apart from necessary
corrections, and the addition of missing references in the footnoted essays, the
texts were ...
Berlin's The Roots of Romanticism.fn8 The main contrary consideration is that
Berlin himself was thoroughly in favour of footnotes, deploying them himself in
four of the essays included here; he would most probably have included them ...
There are several essays on Soviet Russia, collected as The Soviet Mind:
Russian Culture under Communism (Washington, 2004: Brookings Institution
Press), which also includes a bibliography of Berlin's other writings on Russia. '
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