Lecture 23_1 - Lecture 23 12/01/09 Notes From The...

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Lecture 23 12/01/09 Notes From The Underground Internal dialogue that both adresses what the author thinks and what the reader should think. Dialogue about utilitarianism, also, the reaction to contemporaries: Belinksy, Chernyshevsky, Dobroliubov. Chernyshevsky, What is To Be Done ? This is echoed by a piece by Lenin. The Underground Man challenges Rousseau’s ideas ( l’homme de la nature et de verite) as well as other ideas, the author wants the reader to pick up on this and make the reader think. Irrationality : “You’ll also find enjoyment in a toothache”, this argument challenges the ideas of utilitarianism, p.11. P.13 “What is To Be Done?” One positive quality, even the sluggard has the one positive quality in that he knows that he is lazy, which is true. Consciousness is the great downfall of humanity. The changing reality that is caused by doubt is something that the underground man laments. The underground man does not believe that consciousness cannot save us from the contridictions of
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Lecture 23_1 - Lecture 23 12/01/09 Notes From The...

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