By Predrag Cicovacki

Dostoevsky's philosophy of existence is opened up during this looking research of his 5 maximum works: Notes from the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The fool, The Possessed, and The Brothers Karamazov. Predrag Cicovacki offers with a primary factor in Dostoevsky's opus ignored by way of all of his commentators: How will we confirm lifestyles and look after a fit optimism within the face of an more and more frustrating fact? This paintings monitors the important importance of Dostoevsky's philosophy for realizing the human within the twenty-first century.

The major activity of this insightful attempt is to reconstruct and view Dostoevsky's "aesthetically" prompted confirmation of existence, in line with cycles of transgression and recovery. If existence has no which means, as his valuable figures declare, it's absurd to verify lifestyles and unnecessary to stay. due to the fact that Dostoevsky's doubts about the which means of lifestyles resonate so deeply in our personal age of pessimism and relativism, the principal query of this e-book, even if Dostoevsky can triumph over the skepticism of his so much awesome construction, is innately relevant.

This quantity features a thorough literary research of Dostoevsky's texts, but even those that haven't learn all of those novels will locate Cicovacki's research fascinating and captivating. The reader will simply extrapolate Cicovacki's personal philosophical interpretation of Dostoevsky's literary heritage.

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