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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... their words, memoranda, rescripts, resolutions, laws etc. to be the motive
factors which cause historical change and determine the destinies of men and
nations; whereas in fact they are nothing: only so much self-important milling in
Since we are not, in fact, free, but could not live without the conviction that we are,
what are we to do? Tolstoy arrives at no clear conclusion, only at the view, in
some respect like Burke's, that it is better to realise that we understand what goes
According to Maistre our destiny lies in original sin- in the fact that we are human-
finite, fallible, vicious, vain-and that all our empirical knowledge (as opposed to
the teachings of the Church) is infected by error and monomania. According to ...
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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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