From Kant to Frank: The Ethic of Duty and the Problem of Resistance to Evil in Russian Thought
One of the key ethical debates in Russian religious thought, initiated by Leo Tolstoy, concerned the question of nonresistance to evil by force. The purpose of this article is to assess the influence of Kant’s ethics and philosophy of religion on the course of this debate and to determine the place and significance of the arguments ...
Conceptualization of prayer in the diary discourse of L. N. Tolstoy
The article is devoted to analyzing ideas about prayer reflected in Leo Tolstoy’s diaries. The research has been carried out using methods of continuous sampling of diary notes dedicated to prayer, conceptual analysis aimed at highlighting its cognitive features, as well as private techniques for analyzing the semantics ...
Kant in Nikolai Strakhov’s philosophical research (An experience of epistemological orientation)
.... The author of the article analyses the materials of Strakhov’s works ‘The key feature of thinking’, ‘On time’, ‘On objectives of history of philosophy’, ‘On key concepts of psychology’, his many years’ correspondence with L. N. Tolstoy and A. A. Fet, who expressed keen interest in the works of the German philosopher, the works of A. I. Vvedensky, etc. The study fol¬lows the pattern of a dialogical reconstruction; it examines the conceptual range of interpretations of Kant’s ...
Victories and defeats of General Barclay de Tolly in the novel by L. Tolstoy «War and Peace»
... a decisive role in defeating Napoleon in the Patriotic War of 1812. The author concludes that his portraying in the novel was very powerful not only due to the re-creation of the dominating attitude towards the general of that time but also to Tolstoy’s philosophy of history. According to Tolstoy, the course of events is caused by the interaction of two wills — divine and human.
1. Борщов А. Д. Отечественная война 1812 // Большая российская ...
Text-forming function of modal explicators of necessity in Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina”
The article examines the specific aspects of functioning of the modal predicative necessary and its derivatives in the novel “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy. The contexts of their use are analyzed in relation to the artistic aspect of the linguistic world view. The author investigates the usage pattern of the predicative necessary for the main characters in various plot situations. The interrelation ...
The role of explicator of situation modality in conveying spiritual awakening in L. N. Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection
On the basis of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Resurrection, the author considers the text function of linguistic units expressing the meaning of situational modality (possibility, desirability, necessity), as well as their role in the depiction of the moral revival of personality....
Evolution of Andrey Bolkonsky’s axiological worldview in Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace
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4. Толстой Л. Н. Собр. соч. : в 20 т. М., 1960—1965.
Leo Tolstoy, war and peace, Andrei Bolkonsky, system of values
Tolstoyan colonies in England in the late 1890s
This article considers the history of establishment of first Tolstoyan colonies in England, the inner life of those colonies and the relationship between Russian emigrants and English colonists.
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