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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the belief, deeply entrenched in the Anglo-Saxon outlook, that a passionate
interest in ideas is a symptom of mental and moral disorder. One liberal voice has
strongly and consistently dissented from this view of the Russian intelligentsia-a ...
In his art he expressed an unsurpassed feeling for the irreducible variety of
phenomena, but in his moral preaching he advocated simplification, reduction to
one single level, that of the Russian peasant or the simple Christian ethic. In
some of ...
to a kind of moral frenzy. He believed what he believed very passionately, and
sacrificed his entire nature to it. When he doubted he doubted no less
passionately, and was prepared to pay any price for the answers to the questions
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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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