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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He was thus constantly in contradiction with himself, perceiving reality in its
multiplicity but believing only in 'one vast, unitary whole'. In his art he expressed
an unsurpassed feeling for the irreducible variety of phenomena, but in his moral
VISSARION BELINSKY ) "^ ^**t r..tr to reality and that you do not sufficiently
understand it. There were no half-measures for Belinsky. Herzen tells us that
once Belinsky finally adopted a view, he did not quail before any consequences.
The relief was immense: I abominate [he wrote to BotkinJ my contemptible desire
to reconcile myself with a contemptible reality! Long live the great Schiller, noble
advocate of humanity, bright star of salvation, the emancipator of society from ...
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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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