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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Stankevich was an aristocratic young man of grea,t distinction of mind and
appearance, a gentle and idealistic personality, and exceptional sweetness of
character, with a passion for metaphysics and a gift for lucid exposition. He was
born in 1 ...
He"; began to philosophise in the mid- 1830s, as a young man of twenty- three,
with that disgust and sense of being asphyxiated by the police state of Nicholas I
which all young intellectuals with hearts and consciences felt, and he adopted
After all, the evils that they wished to fight were evils; their enemies were, to some
degree, his enemies too; these young men were wrong- headed, barbarous,
contemptuous of liberals like himself, but they were fighters and martyrs in the ...
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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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