Predrag Cicovacki was born in 1960 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Since 1991, he has taught philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross (in Worcester, Massachusetts), where he also served as Director of Peace and Conflict Studies and as Editor-in-Chief of Diotima: A Philosophical Review. Cicovacki is the author of Anamorphosis: Kant on Knowledge and Ignorance (1997), Between Truth and Illusion: Kant at the Crossroads of Modernity (2002), and is the editor of works on Lewis White Beck and Albert Schweitzer, among other titles.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Dostoevsky and the Affirmation of Life
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Part I: Life without Meaning
Introduction to Part I
1. Sorrow and Injustice: A World Delivered to Evil?
2. Notes from the Underground: Evil out of Spite?
3. Crime and Punishment: Victimizer or Victim?
4. The Possessed: Is Nothing Sacred?
Part II: Recovering Life's Meaning
Introduction to Part II
5. The Idiot: The Meaning of Christ's Sacrifice
6. The Brothers Karamazov (I): The Gift of Life
7. The Brothers Karamazov (II): Meaningless Suffering
8. The Unwritten Novel: A Prodigal Son Returns