Dostoevsky Beyond Dostoevsky is a collection of essays with a broad interdisciplinary focus. It includes contributions by leading Dostoevsky scholars, social scientists, scholars of religion and philosophy. The volume considers aesthetics, philosophy, theology, and science of the 19th century Russia and the West that might have informed Dostoevsky's thought and art. Issues such as evolutionary theory and literature, science and society, scientific and theological components of comparative intellectual history, and aesthetic debates of the nineteenth century Russia form the core of the intellectual framework of this book. Dostoevsky's oeuvre with its wide-ranging interests and engagement with philosophical, religious, political, economic, and scientific discourses of his time emerges as a particularly important case for the study of cross-fertilization among disciplines. The individual chapters explore Dostoevsky's real or imaginative dialogues with aesthetic, philosophic, and scientific thought of his predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, revealing Dostoevsky's forward looking thought, as it finds its echoes in modern literary theory, philosophy, theology and science.
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 767 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
"This valuable book includes very well-researched articles written by the scholars of the field which examine the dialogues of Dostoevky's personas from aesthetic, philosophical and religious viewpoints. It is a major contribution to the Russian literature associated with Dostoevky's name and works." --Ayse Dietrich, International Journal of Russian Studies, Vol. 8 No. 1
--Ayse Dietrich, Middle East Technical University, International Journal of Russian Studies
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