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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Isaiah Berlin is one of the most outstanding liberal thinkers of this century: his
Four Essays on Liberty are contributions of the first importance to the study of the
fundamental problems of political philosophy. His originality as a thinker derives
This consistency, with the tensions engendered by its compound of faith and
scepticism, and the insights to which it led, is the central theme of Berlin's essays
on Russian thinkers. In a number of vivid portraits of individual thinkers, he shows
Berlin's exploration of the self-searching of Russian thinkers includes studies of
two writers-Tolstoy and Turgenev. These studies refute a widespread
misconception about the relations between Russian writers and thinkers: namely,
that in ...
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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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