Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia

Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia

Lesley Chamberlain / May 25, 2020

Motherland A Philosophical History of Russia In their attempts to answer these questions 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 revolutio

  • Title: Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia
  • Author: Lesley Chamberlain
  • ISBN: 9781585679522
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In their attempts to answer these questions, 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 to have this endeavor fragmented and forced underground by the totalitarian century that followed.In their attempts to answer these questions, 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 to have this endeavor fragmented and forced underground by the totalitarian century that followed In Motherland, which includes sections on key pre Revolutionary philosophers Alexander Herzen, Vissarion Belinsky, Pyotr Chaadaev, Mikhail Bakunin, Nikolai Stankevich, and Ivan Turgenev, Lesley Chamberlain has produced a radical new interpretation of Russian intellectual history that gives a glimpse into the soul of that singular country.

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    319 Comments

    1. I admit to skimming much of this book. First, it angered me from the beginning with Chamberlain’s condescension to Russia and Russian philosophy. Second, as part of the condescension, she constantly talks as if Russia was a monolith, even as she discusses differing thinkers. Third, the book was dry and extremely abstract. Here are some examples of the first and second problem: “a typical Russian mistake,” “its [Russia’s] deliberate choice of backwardness,” “Russia’s Pascalian end [...]


    2. I really became quite shocked, as I made my way through the beginning chapters of this book, that it had actually been published. Had I kept it, I would be able to entertain you with examples of what this author attempted to pass off as sentences. But for once in my life I had no illusions about perhaps needing to keep a book because I might want to take another look at it down the road. I resold this one quite quickly.


    3. I'm so cross with myself for buying this book . . a waste of money. Anyone interested in the subject should get Andrezej Walicki's A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN THOUGHT: FROM THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO MARXISM, which is frequently footnoted in this book.



    4. There has to be a more engrossing history of Russian thought than this out there, but it was still an interesting read.


    5. A difficult read but wonderful overview of the history of Russian thought. Not a book for one who has not studied a lot of Russian history.



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