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.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.Read Less
Good. This book appears to be in good condition. May have some minor writing and/or highlighting on some pages. The exterior cover does have signs of use, surface scratches, worn corners, etc. Overall this book is in good condition. Hardcover Used-Good has dust jacket Former Library book.
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8vo. VG/VG. light lilac DJ spine with red author and black title, spaced apart, with publisher symbol in black at tail of spine strip. front and rear are the original soft yellow tone background, with black title and author. smooth jacket panels and neat inner flaps. dark orange finely ribbed HB volume spine with black author, title and publisher imprinted. boards appear in great shape, no discoloration, no panel edgewear. smooth, unmarked fep/ffep. light ivory textblock, well bound and without marks. sun and light exposure to DJ spine is the extent of major damage, else the DJ and volume are neat from gentle handling. 400 pp. ISBN # 0300070241. Rockville.
Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth, 400 pp., bib. notes; 24 cm. Firm binding, clean inside copy. First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket, with a sunned spine, protected in a mylar book cover. Named a Notable Book of 1998 by The New York Times Book Review. "In this thought-provoking book, an internationally acclaimed scholar writes about the passion for ideology among nineteenth-and twentieth-century Russian intellectuals and about the development of sophisticated critiques of ideology by a continuing minority of Russian thinkers inspired by libertarian humanism. Aileen Kelly sets the conflict between utopian and anti-utopian traditions in Russian thought within the context of the shift in European thought away from faith in universal systems and 'grand narratives' of progress toward an acceptance of the role of chance and contingency in nature and history. In the current age, as we face the dilemma of how to prevent the erosion of faith in absolutes and final solutions from ending in moral nihilism, we have much to learn from the struggles, failures, and insights of Russian thinkers, Kelly says. Her essays--some of them tours de force that have appeared before as well as substantial new studies of Turgenev, Herzen, and the Signposts debate--illuminate the insights of Russian intellectuals into the social and political consequences of ideas of such seminal Western thinkers as Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Darwin. / Aileen Kelly teaches Russian studies at Cambridge University and is a Fellow of King's College. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other major journals."-Publisher.
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