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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And what are they searching for, and what is the centre and climax of the spiritual
crisis resolved by the experience that transforms their lives? Not the chastening
realisation of how little of the totality of facts and laws known to Laplace's ...
the ripest fruits of civilisation. He needs, he cannot do without, the printed word
and all the elaborate paraphernalia of the culture in which such lives are lived
and such works of art are created. But what is the use of Pushkin to village boys,
The triumphs of the calm moral arithmetic of cost-effectiveness which liberates
decent men from qualms, because they no longer think of the entities to which
they apply their scientific computations as actual human beings who live the lives
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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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