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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1 'Accursed questions'-a phrase which became a clichd in nineteenth- century
Russia for those central moral and social issues of which every honest man, in
particular every writer, must sooner or later become aware, and then be faced
The French writers of the nineteenth century on the whole believed that they were
purveyors. They thought that an intellectual or an artist had a duty to himself and
to the public- to produce as good an object as possible. If you were a painter, ...
What made him unique in the nineteenth century is the complexity of his vision,
the degree to which he understood the causes and nature of conflicting ideals
simpler and more fundamental than his own. He understood" what made-and
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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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