Crime and Punishment at 150 (2016)

Introducing Philosophy with Crime and Punishment Armstrong, Brian


In order to introduce Dostoevsky to a new generation of students, it is often necessary to teach him outside of Russian literature courses. Granted, teaching Dostoevsky to students with no background in Russian literature or culture presents challenges; however, it also presents unique opportunities. Central to converting challenge into opportunity is the use of contemporary course design principles. Using Crime and Punishment activities as examples, this talk will focus on how those principles can help one to use the novel to constructively introduce key philosophy content while improving students’ philosophical writing.

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