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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This is true, for example, of the idea of the history of thought as a continuous
process, capable of independent study. There existed, of course, accounts -
usually mere catalogues raisonnes-oi particular philosophical systems in the
And this extraordinary phenomenon, whatever may be thought of it, is, to a
degree still unrecognised, the work of ... Pushkin himself, who was a gay, elegan
^jind, in his social life, an arrogant, disdainful and whimsical man, thought \ this ...
He admired first the German romantics, then only their radical wing, and then the
French socialists, and was thought subversive. He told the Slavophils that inner
self-improvement and spiritual regeneration cannot occur on an empty stomach,
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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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