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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One liberal voice has strongly and consistently dissented from this view of the
Russian intelligentsia-a voice of remarkable distinction. Isaiah Berlin is one of the
most outstanding liberal thinkers of this century: his Four Essays on Liberty are ...
In a number of vivid portraits of individual thinkers, he shows that the most
outstanding members of the intelligentsia were continually torn between their
suspicion of absolutes and their longing to discover some monolithic truth which
his intelligence and sense of reality, lacked the courage and moral commitment
which he so much admired in the radical intelligentsia: his vacillation between
alternatives was too often a state of 'agreeable and sympathetic melancholy', ...
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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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