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The Resource Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia, Lesley Chamberlain

Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia, Lesley Chamberlain

Label
Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia
Title
Motherland
Title remainder
a philosophical history of Russia
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Chamberlain
Title variation
Philosophical history of Russia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book, by the author of Nietzsche in Turin, offers a unique interpretation of Russian history and thought." "Lesley Chamberlain, novelist, traveller and historian of ideas, has been pondering the enigma of Russia for over thirty years. She finds that during the last two centuries Russian intellectuals have asked two fundamental questions: 'what makes a good man?' and 'what is the right way to live?'" "In their attempts to answer these questions, Chamberlain shows how these thinkers neglected the role of the individual, prioritizing instead the need to end injustice and autocracy. It was not until the eve of the revolution of 1917 that Russian philosophers came to grips with individualism, only for this endeavour to be fragmented and forced underground by the totalitarian century that followed. The end of Communism and the rediscovery of that semi-concealed world have allowed us to see a continuous Russian philosophical tradition far removed from the crude version of Western reason introduced by Lenin. The deeper Russian tradition with its affinities to poetry and theology emerges in radical ideas about ethics and knowledge." "Motherland is an introduction to the key Russian thinkers and a journey in the history of ideas from a highly original writer. By examining Russian thought over the past two centuries, Lesley Chamberlain has produced a radical new interpretation of Russian intellectual history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
ZNS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chamberlain, Lesley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philosophy, Russian
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia, Lesley Chamberlain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • men of the 1820s.
  • p. 5
  • 2.
  • beautiful souls.
  • p. 20
  • 3.
  • new men.
  • p. 47
  • 4.
  • Populists.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • impact of Marx.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • silver age.
  • p. 85
  • 7.
  • moral map.
  • p. 97
  • 8.
  • Rejecting the view from Descartes.
  • p. 138
  • 9.
  • contest of good and evil.
  • p. 165
  • 10.
  • Lenin and the view from no one.
  • p. 185
  • 11.
  • How the long tradition survived.
  • p. 203
  • 12.
  • On the edge of reason.
  • p. 248
  • comparative chronology of Russian and Western philosophers.
  • p. 285
Control code
ocm55986504
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 331 p.
Isbn
9781843542858
Lccn
2005412249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Motherland : a philosophical history of Russia, Lesley Chamberlain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 288-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • men of the 1820s.
  • p. 5
  • 2.
  • beautiful souls.
  • p. 20
  • 3.
  • new men.
  • p. 47
  • 4.
  • Populists.
  • p. 64
  • 5.
  • impact of Marx.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • silver age.
  • p. 85
  • 7.
  • moral map.
  • p. 97
  • 8.
  • Rejecting the view from Descartes.
  • p. 138
  • 9.
  • contest of good and evil.
  • p. 165
  • 10.
  • Lenin and the view from no one.
  • p. 185
  • 11.
  • How the long tradition survived.
  • p. 203
  • 12.
  • On the edge of reason.
  • p. 248
  • comparative chronology of Russian and Western philosophers.
  • p. 285
Control code
ocm55986504
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 331 p.
Isbn
9781843542858
Lccn
2005412249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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