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 consensus of historical and aesthetic criticism seems to have set the tone for
nearly all later appraisals of the 'ideological' content of War and Peace.
Shelgunov at least honoured it with a direct attack for its social quietism, which he
Lastly, they invented social criticism. This may seem a very bold and even absurd
claim to make; but by social criticism I do not mean the appeal to standards of
judgment which involve a view of literature and art as having, or as obliged to ...
Because he was naturally responsive to everything that was living and genuine,
he transformed the concept of the critic's calling in his native country. The lasting
effect of his work was in altering, and altering crucially and irretrievably, 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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