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Posted on April 2nd, 2012, by

Spiritual crisis experienced by Tolstoy in the late 1870s – early 1880s changed his worldview (Knowlson 33-47). In the “Confessions” (1879-1882) he speaks of revolution in his views, the meaning of which was refusal from the ideology of the noble class and moving to the side of the working class (Fuller 321-330). According to Tolstoy, man lives in disagreement and controversy with himself. That’s why he is doomed to suffer, to be dissatisfied with himself. Man is constantly striving to overcome himself, to change, to become free from suffering. Man does not just live; he wants his life to have meaning. The conclusion about the meaninglessness of life, which seems to derive from the experience and evidenced by the philosophical […]

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