Lev Shestov: the meaning of life and the critique of scientific knowledge

Fotiade, R. (2020) Lev Shestov: the meaning of life and the critique of scientific knowledge. In: Emerson, C., Pattison, G. and Poole, R. A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford ; New York, pp. 464-479. ISBN 9780198796442

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A critical presentation of Lev Shestov's life and work from his formative years and early writings on Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Nietzsche to his European reception and interactions with French and German philosophers and writers (Husserl, Heidegger, Gilson), following his exile in 1921. The chapter provides an interpretation of his conception of temporal existence, death, faith and non-systematic philosophical reflection from the point of view of his legacy and influence on prominent postmodern writers and philosophers (such as Camus, Blanchot, Ionesco, Deleuze, and Jankelevitch).

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Shestov, Fondane, Russian, religion, mystical thought, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, phenomenology, Husserl, Heidegger, Camus, Blanchot, Deleuze, nomad thought, the outside.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotiade, Dr Ramona
Authors: Fotiade, R.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Oxford University Press
First Published:First published in The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought: 464-479
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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