The course includes 16 classes which combine lectures and class discussions. The reading list includes Dostoevsky’s lesser-known (among non-specialists) works: The Poor Folk, The Notes from the House of the Dead, The Notes from the Underground, The Gambler, as well as some stories included in The Diary of the Writer. The aim of the course is to give the students the general understanding of Dostoevsky’s aesthetics and socio-philosophical anthropology and also to introduce them to his less well-known thoughts concerning the crucial points of his metaphysics and the philosophy of history. The course requirements include participation in class discussion and two papers: a mid-term paper of 10-15 pages, and a final paper of 20-25 pages.
Credit load: 3 ECTS