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In Dostoevsky’s Dialectics and the Problem of Sin, Ksana Blank borrows from ancient Greek, Chinese, and Christian dialectical traditions to formulate a dynamic image of Dostoevsky’s dialectics—distinct from Hegelian dialectics—as a philosophy of “compatible contradictions.”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Note on the Transliteration and Sources
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-24
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  1. PART I: The Dialectic of Goodness
  2. p. 25
  1. Chapter One: “If You Don’t Sin, You Can’t Repent; If You Don’t Repent, You Can’t Achieve Salvation”
  2. pp. 27-39
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  1. Chapter Two: A Ray of Light in the Abyss
  2. pp. 40-51
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  1. Chapter Three: “The Devil Begins with Froth on the Lips of an Angel”
  2. pp. 52-66
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  1. Part II: The Dialectic of Beauty
  2. p. 67
  1. Chapter Four: The Corridor of Mirrors in The Idiot
  2. pp. 69-79
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  1. Chapter Five: A Grain of Eros in the Madonna, a Spark of Beauty in Sodom
  2. pp. 80-93
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  1. Part III: The Dialectic of Truth
  2. p. 95
  1. Chapter Six: Dostoevsky’s Case for Contradictions
  2. pp. 97-110
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  1. Chapter Seven: Antinomic Truth (Istina)
  2. pp. 111-120
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  1. Concluding Notes
  2. pp. 121-124
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 125-150
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 151-162
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 163-170
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810164796
Related ISBN
9780810126930
MARC Record
OCLC
794698877
Pages
184
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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