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ERIC Number: EJ1105987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
A Golden Age? Dostoevsky, Daoism and Education
Roberts, Peter
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v47 n3 p249-266 Aug 2016
There is much of value for educationists in the work of the great Russian novelist and thinker, Fyodor Dostoevsky. This paper explores a key theme in Dostoevsky's later writings: the notion of a "Golden Age". It compares the ideal depicted in Dostoevsky's story "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" with the implied utopia of the classic Daoist work, the "Daode jing". It is argued that these two texts can be helpful in understanding pivotal tensions--between reason and emotion, faith and doubt, happiness and suffering, and action and passivity--in educational development.
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Language: English
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