The discovery of chance : the life and thought of Alexander Herzen / Aileen M. Kelly.

"Alexander Herzen--philosopher, novelist, essayist, political agitator, and one of the leading Russian intellectuals of the nineteenth century--was as famous in his day as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. While he is remembered for his masterpiece "My Past and Thoughts" and as the father of Ru...

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Main Author: Kelly, Aileen (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Table of Contents:
  • Who was Herzen?
  • Russia and the romantic revolution
  • A romantic youth
  • A revolution in science
  • Science and history
  • An education in method
  • Science and Saint-Simonism
  • Prison and exile
  • Awakening
  • The discovery of chance
  • Nature and time
  • Man in the middle
  • A conservative revolution
  • Herzen and Proudhon
  • Toward another shore
  • View from the other shore
  • The living truth
  • In defence of inconsistency
  • What is history?
  • The Polish rising
  • True nihilism
  • Last years.