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Dostoyevsky and Miracles

September 18th, 2006 · No Comments ·

Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov unquestionably is one of the greatest novels of Western literature. I would not rank it as “the” greatest, as some do, because that spot is reserved for James Joyce’s Ulysses. Even so, I probably have read it a dozen times since first coming across it in high school. It’s one […]

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Typecasting Bertrand Russell

September 9th, 2006 · No Comments ·

I always have been a huge fan of Bertrand Russell. I never met him personally; in fact, he died the year I entered college at Berkeley. I was, however, taught by people who were his students, and thus have what might be called a “second generation” connection. One of the things that always has slightly […]

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