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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upon Tolstoy of his romantic and conservative Slavophil contemporaries. He was
close to some among them, particularly to Pogodin and Samarin, in the mid-60s
when he was writing War and Peace, and certainly shared their antagonism to ...
Moreover, the Slavophils were worshippers of historical method as alone
disclosing the true nature -revealed only in its impalpable growth in time-of
individual institutions and abstract sciences alike. None of this could possibly
have found a ...
With these ideas it is not surprising to find that Tolstoy was personally happier
among the Slavophil reactionaries. He rejected their ideas; but at least they
seemed to him to have some contact with reality-the land, the peasants,
traditional ways ...
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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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