The rabbit and the duck : Antinomic unity in dostoevskij, the Russian religious tradition, and Mikhail Bakhtin

Studies in East European Thought 59 (1-2):21 - 37 (2007)
Abstract
At the core of Dostoevskij's philosophy and theology lies a concept according to which the Truth (Istina) is antinomical: it contains both a thesis and its antithesis without expectation of synthesis. This concept can be traced to Eastern Patristics. After Dostoevskij, the theory of antinomies was elaborated by 20th century Russian religious thinkers such as Pavel Florenskij, Sergej Bulgakov, Nikolaj Berdjaev, Semën Frank, and Vladimir Losskij. Their ideas help us to understand that Dostoevskij's dialogism, made famous in its secular guise by Bakhtin, has a theological underpinning. Dostoevskij's exposition of conflicting truths should therefore be seen not as a case of irresolvable contradiction or paradox but as an organic wholeness
Keywords Antinomy  Bakhtin  Dialogism  Dostoevskij (Dostoevsky)  Florenskij (Florensky)  Russian religious philosophy  Truth (Istina)
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DOI 10.1007/s11212-007-9019-6
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