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 Emperor accepted this thesis and appointed him to his post with express
instructions to reform university teaching by introducing stricter observance of the
precepts of the Orthodox faith, and in particular by the elimination of
From time to time attempts are made to trace his later period to its roots in his
earlier phase, which is felt to be full of presentiments of the later life of self-
renunciation; it is this later period which is regarded as important; there are
So too Hegel, despite all the philosophical obfuscation for which he was
responsible, set in motion ideas which have become so universal and familiar
that we think in terms of them without being aware of their relative novelty. This is
true, for ...
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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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