BiblioFiles #66: Dialectic and Life in Crime and Punishment


Emily finally finished Crime and Punishment! In celebration, we’re taking this episode to talk about one intriguing line in the book’s epilogue. How do we learn things? How does change take place in our lives? What role does the intellect play in that process? What about community? We look at how Dostoevsky answers these questions and more.

Instead of dialectics, there was life, and something completely different had to work itself out in his consciousness.”

Referenced Works:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

– Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil

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