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Dostoevsky's Crime and PunishmentPhilosophical Perspectives$
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Robert Guay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190464011

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190464011.001.0001

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Portrayals of Mind

Portrayals of Mind

Raskolnikov, Porfiry, and Psychological Investigation in Crime and Punishment

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(p.18) Chapter 1 Portrayals of Mind
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Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment
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Garry L. Hagberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190464011.003.0002

This essay offers readings of episodes from Crime and Punishment, in particular Raskolnikov’s receipt of the letter from his mother and his discussions with Zametov and with Porfiry Petrovich, with a view to identifying how Dostoevsky depicts the nature of the mind. In Dostoevsky’s picture, it is shown, mental privacy is itself socially grounded and contextual, and subject to destabilizing self-descriptions; mental contents are knowable only through our discursive connection to others; and the expressive potential of language far exceeds anyone’s intentional control. Dostoevsky’s presentation of the mind is compared to the philosophical views of Wollheim, Moran, and Murdoch.

Keywords:   mind, self-knowledge, Dostoevsky, language, language-game, Wollheim, Moran, Murdoch

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