Lev Shestov

Lev Shestov (1866–1938) elaborated a radical critique of rationalist knowledge and ethics from the point of view of individual human existence. Best known for his groundbreaking comparative studies of Tolstoy and Nietzsche, and of Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, Shestov defined his conception as the “philosophy of tragedy,” which opposed Greek speculative philosophy and biblical revelation.




Athens and Jerusalem
By Lev Shestov · Edited by Ramona Fotiade · Translation by Bernard Martin · Introduction by Ramona Fotiade

For more than two thousand years, philosophers and theologians have wrestled with the irreconcilable opposition between Greek rationality (Athens) and biblical revelation (Jerusalem).