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Dostoevsky was a prodigious reader and was well informed about the newest ideas and the most recent

Dostoevsky was a prodigious reader and was well informed about the newest ideas and the most recent

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Dostoevsky was a prodigious reader and was well informed about the newest ideas and the most  recent philosophical concepts of his time. His characters are driven by inner emotions that were just  being investigated towards the end of his life. Sigmund Freud's investigations of the psychological  states of one's mind were being published only after Dostoevsky had written many of his studies of  the mental forces that drive a person to commit certain acts. Porfiry's investigations into the motives  behind a crime and of the mental state of the criminal would not become an acceptable manner of  investigation until sometime in the twentieth century. As a psychologist, Dostoevsky was well ahead  of Freud. His descriptions of the inner emotions are psychologically realistic and true. Some are 
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