The theme that links these essays--written over thirty years--is the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia, which Isaiah Berlin describes as 'the largest single Russian contribution to social change in the world'.
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Herzen, too, rejects cut and dried systems and programmes: neither he nor
Turgenev accepted the positive Hegelian doctrines, the vast cosmological
fantasy -the historical theodicy which unhinged so many of their contemporaries.
Both were ...
and awkward manner, and then in a great burst of emotion Belinsky broke down,
and admitted that the Hegelian year, with its wilful 'acceptance' and glorification
of the black reaction of the regime, was x a heavy nightmare, an offering upon ...
For Chernyshevsky history moved along a spiral, in Hegelian triads, since every
generation tends to repeat the experience not of its parents, but of its
grandparents, and repeats it at a 'higher level'. But it is not this historicist element
in his ...
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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
Herzen and Bakunin on Individual Liberty
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