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Suffolk University
  1. Kant on Free Will and Arbitrariness: A View From Dostoevsky's Underground.Evgenia V. Cherkasova - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (2):367-378.
    Are freedom, rationality, and morality intrinsically connected? Or perhaps freedom's very nature is transgression, going beyond rationality and ethics? These questions are the center of my discussion of free will and arbitrariness in Kant's late writings. Kant's interlocutor here is Dostoevsky's underground man, a passionate proponent of the Russian _volia--("freedom," "unfettered, arbitrary will"). The underground man questions freedom's relationship to rationality and moral law and insists that free will, arbitrariness and even tyranny are inseparable. Finally, in its attack on rational (...)
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  2. Virtues of the Heart: Feodor Dostoevsky and the Ethic of Love.Evgenia V. Cherkasova - 2008 - Analecta Husserliana 96:69-82.
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    On the Boundary of Intelligibility: Kant’s Conception of Radical Evil and the Limits of Ethical Discourse.Evgenia Cherkasova - 2005 - Review of Metaphysics 58 (3):571 - 584.
    When in 1792 Kant published his essay “On the Radical Evil in Human Nature” in the Berlinische Monatsschrift it had the effect of an exploding bomb. Many of those who previously embraced his ethics were shocked and bewildered. Goethe’s well-known metaphorical statement sums up the reaction: “Kant required a long lifetime to purify his philosophical mantle of many impurities and prejudices. And now he has wantonly tainted it with the shameful stain of radical evil, in order that Christians too might (...)
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