The analysis of Dostoevsky's Weltanschauung in the essays of Russian émigré philosophers 1919-1939: Lev Shestov, Nikolai Berdiaev, Boris Vysheslavtsev
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
The subject of this thesis is the Weltanschauung of Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881) as presented in philosophical essays written by the emigre Russian thinkers, Lev Shestov (1866 -1938), Nikolai Berdiaev (1874 -1948), and Boris Vysheslavtsev (1877 - 1954), who represent an important aspect of Russian emigre culture. The thesis focuses on the philosophical views and principal themes of Dostoevsky's work as interpreted by emigre philosophers in "Russia Abroad" (1919 - 1939) in the context of modernism.