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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freedom of individuals to some huge abstraction -some monstrosity invented by
metaphysics or religion, to escape from the real, earthly issues, to be guilty of '
dualism', that is, to divorce the principles of action from empirical facts, and
In his view all that is ultimately valuable are the particular purposes of particular
persons; and to trample on these is always a crime because there is, and can be,
no principle or value higher than the ends of the individual, and therefore no ...
Belief in the primacy of human rights over other claims is the first principle that
separates pluralist from centralised societies, and welfare states, mixed
economies, 'New Deal' policies, from one-party governments, 'closed' societies, '
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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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