The Discovery of Chance
The intellectual Alexander Herzen was as famous in his day as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Aileen Kelly presents the first fully rounded study of the farsighted genius whom Isaiah Berlin called the forerunner of much twentieth-century thought. For Herzen, history, like Darwinian nature, was an improvisation both constrained and encouraged by chance.
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Chapter 15 Toward Another Shore
Chapter 16 View from the Other Shore
Chapter 17 The Living Truth
Chapter 18 In Defense of Inconsistency
Chapter 19 What Is History?
Chapter 20 The Polish Uprising
Chapter 21 True Nihilism
Chapter 22 The Last Years
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