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 led in the conservative direction of eschewing everything analytical, rational,
empirical, everything founded upon experiment and natural science. On the other
hand, you might declare that you felt within the earth the pangs of a new world ...
Why do we all gape, yawn, bustle, and hurry and take an interest in everything
and stick to nothing, and consume everything and remain y hungry?
Wejoveeneartother, we love warmly and deeply, and how have we shown our
facts, only useful knowledge, matter. He clashes almost immediately with the
touchy, conventional Pavel Kirsanov: 'At present', he tells him, 'the most useful
thing is to deny. So we deny.' 'Everything?' asks Pavel Kirsanov. 'Everything.' '
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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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