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Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Works in 1864–1870
Notes from Underground. Evolution of the image of the "underground man" in Dostoevsky's early works. Irrationalism and the concept of free will. Themes including utopian socialism, the Russian "enlightenment", the doctrine of "rational egoism". Crime and Punishment. The Novel's Synthetism; its social, philosophical, and religious aspects. Raskolnikov's rationalism and his "grand idea". The "big dialogue" in the novel. Raskolnikov and his "doubles". Psychological confrontation between Raskolnikov and Porfiry Petrovich. Raskolnikov's theory in dialogue with the Christian idea (Sonya). The Idiot: the task of portraying a moral ideal, "a positively good person".
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