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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This is a kind of translation into aesthetic terms of the scientific method of
explanation of an earlier time. Spinoza-and some among the rationalists of the
eighteenth century-had taught that if you could understand the pattern of the
When the cultivated but insufferable uncle in that novel, who stands for elegant
manners and Pushkin and an aesthetic view of life (with which Turgenev himself
feels to some degree identified, although not without a sense of guilt), enquires ...
In his work he was helped by the violent young critic Dobrolyubov, a genuinely
gifted man of letters (which Chernyshevsky was not) who, at times, went even
further in his passionate desire to preach and educate. The aesthetic views of the
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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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