As a big fan of Russian literature (who isn't?), and Dostoevsky himself, I love reading and writing about the details of his work. Strangely, however, something that seemed fairly obvious to me, was lacking in research and academic discussion. The link between the Underground Man and the struggle with reason is either; a figment of… Continue reading The Underground Man and his struggle with post-enlightenment reason.
Philosophy of emotion is a fascinating area of the discipline. I had never heard of it, and only ever considered emotion from a psychological perspective (i.e. where various emotions occur in the brain – don’t ask… I’ve forgotten), before my university began running it as a module this academic year. I suppose, somewhat naïvely, I… Continue reading How can public grief be false? Tweeting crocodile tears.