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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If this was the first cause of romantic ferment, the second was its direct
consequence. The young Russians who had travelled to Germany, or read
German books, became possessed with the simple idea that if, as ultramontane
Catholics in ...
The romantic thinkers and poets successfully undermined the central dogma of
eighteenth-century enlightenment, that the only reliable method of discovery or
interpretation was that of the triumphant mechanical sciences. The French ...
ible for the characteristically romantic notion that poets or painters may
understand the spirit of their age more profoundly and express it in a more vivid
and lasting manner than academic historians; this is so because artists tend to
have a ...
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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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