FT 07-G The Brothers of Karamazov
William Placher, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Feodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karmazov may just be the greatest novel ever written. It is a murder mystery with passionate love, violent tensions between a father and his sons, searching exploration of the meaning of guilt and innocence, and some of literature’s most profound debates on the existence of God. After reading some classic modern short stories, we will spend most of the semester reading The Brothers Karamazov while developing skills in reading, writing, and discussion.