Dostoevsky and the Literature of Process: What Open Time Looks Like

Gary Saul Morson*

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Abstract

This essay examines two images of time that have persisted in Western thought: one pictures time as closed, the other as open. Time is open if, at least at some moments, more than one event could take place. The essay looks especially at examples of intention and temporality in Dostoevsky’s writings, which represent time in an open and processual way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBoston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages119-134
Number of pages16
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameBoston Studies in Philosophy, Religion and Public Life
Volume2
ISSN (Print)2352-8206
ISSN (Electronic)2352-8214

Keywords

  • Dostoevsky
  • Narrative
  • Process
  • Time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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