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Poet and Prophet: Dostoevsky for Our Time

Date recorded: 23 May 2013 | Speaker: Jürgen Spieß | Event: ELF Workshop
Poet and Prophet: Dostoevsky for Our Time


There is no other author who has influenced European thinking as Dostoevsky did: Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Barth, Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus among many others were deeply influenced by him. Dostoevsky (1821-1881) is still very modern. He asks all the important questions: The possibility of human freedom, of knowledge, of good and evil, the character of beauty, the possibility of faith. He writes about man in his need who is seeking himself and does not know who he is.