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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.

Listed in: Continental Philosophy · Philosophy · Philosophy of Religion · Phenomenology

Cover of 'Athens and Jerusalem'

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).

Cover of 'Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Nietzsche'

Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Nietzsche
By Lev Shestov
· Translation by Bernard Martin and Spencer Roberts
· Introduction by Bernard Martin

In the essays brought together in this volume Shestov presents a profound and original analysis of the thought of three of the most brilliant literary figures of nineteenth-century Europe—Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Nietzsche—all of whom had a decisive influence on the development of his own philosophy.According to Shestov, the greatness of these writers consists in their deep probing into the question of the meaning of life and the problems of human suffering, evil, and death.

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