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„Бесове“: психиатрия, антропология, метафизика
“The Devils”: Psychiatry, Anthropology, Metaphysics

Author(s): Nina Ivanova Dimitrova
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Psychology, Studies of Literature, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Russian Literature, School education, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Higher Education , Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Personality Psychology, Psychology of Self, Behaviorism, Psychoanalysis
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Dostoevsky; “The Devils”; Stavrogin; psychiatry; pneumatology; mangodhood; metaphysics; anthropology

Summary/Abstract: The proposed text discusses the adequacy of the psychiatric interpretation of Dostoevsky’s works, and especially of his novel “The Devils”. The author analyses the views of the most popular literary critics insisting on the psychopathological characters as an expression of the inner life of Dostoevsky himself, as well as some Russian psychiatric texts on the same topic. The main idea of the article is that the pathology of Dostoevsky’s fictional characters is rooted in the spiritual – and not in the psychological – sphere and despite the close resemblance between some clinical cases and the behavior of these characters, the latter is due to the conception of the demonic mangodhood and its different incarnations.

  • Issue Year: 27/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 203-216
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian