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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With no practical outlet for their energies, they channelled their social idealism
into a religiously dedicated search for truth. Through the historiosophical systems
of Idealist philosophy, then at the height of its influence in Europe, they hoped to
It lay 'beneath' (as Schelling, Plato, Hegel taught) and was revealed onjy to those
who cared for the truth alone, and was therefore not for the neutral, the detached,
the cautious, but for the morally committed, for those who were prepared to ...
Talent is vision, vision reveals the truth, truth is eternal and objective. To see the
truth about nature or about conduct, to see it directly and vividly as only a man of
genius (or a simple human being or a child) can see it, and then to deny or ...
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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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