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Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance
A prominent scholar here writes about two kinds of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian intellectuals: those with a passion for ideology (often the most extreme form); and those who, inspired by libertarian humanism, developed sophisticated critiques of ideology.
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published June 16th 1998 by Yale University Press
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"Both critics and admirers of Russian thinkers have remarked on their tendency to develop Western ideas to their logical (and often absurd) extremes." (p 6) I have to agree on some level, but isn't that the definition of scientific thinking? The Germans jump-started metaphysics in the 19th century, but it was the Russians who carried it through. I'm trying to speak apolitically if that's even possible here. This collection of essays is meant to mirror Herzen's From Another Shore and to some exte ...more