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Тропами экзистенциализма: Леонид Андреев как философский писатель

Вопросы философии. 2012. № 9. С. 109-120.

The story "Life Basil Thebes" offers great material for research and interpretation. The philosophical and cultural ideas, which can be easily discovered in the work - questions of faith and irreligion, human and God, miracle and the absurd (putting in a radical and uncompromising form) – show the deep connection between Andreev and the traditions of existential philosophy from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Camus. These central questions of Andreev’s literary-artistic world, certainly, deserve careful hermeneutic analysis. In this case, at the heart of the story we find an attempt to answer the key question of existential philosophy: "... Is it possible to live without being called from on high."