Unlocking the Depths of Dostoevsky: An Expert’s Guide to ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ through Belknap’s Lens

Embarking on a journey to dissect and discuss “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky is akin to embarking on a deep dive into the human psyche, exploring the nuances of faith, doubt, freedom, and the nature of evil. With the creation of a specialized course dedicated to enthusiasts who have traversed the complex narrative of… Continue reading Unlocking the Depths of Dostoevsky: An Expert’s Guide to ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ through Belknap’s Lens

Exploring the Depths of Dostoyevsky’s Complexity: A Comparative Analysis of GPTs Through ‘The Brothers Karamazov’

I have tested different AI engines (GPTs) to see what they know about a certain event in the Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky. This is because the Brothers Karamazov is a famously complex book that is challenging to understand, and a way to test GPTs on something else than math and programming. I decided to ask… Continue reading Exploring the Depths of Dostoyevsky’s Complexity: A Comparative Analysis of GPTs Through ‘The Brothers Karamazov’

Decoding ‘The Brothers Karamazov’: From Classroom to Scholars

“What is ‘The Brothers Karamazov’ really about?” A straightforward question, but with answers that evolve as we journey through life: For a 5th grader, it might unfold as a tale of three brothers – Dmitry, Ivan, Alyosha, and the enigmatic Smerdyakov – grappling with the mysterious death of their controversial father, Fyodor. A high school… Continue reading Decoding ‘The Brothers Karamazov’: From Classroom to Scholars

Shakespeare & Dostoyevsky: A Mirror into the Human Soul

In our journey through literature, every so often we stumble upon characters that seem more real than the very people we interact with daily. The works of William Shakespeare and Fyodor Dostoyevsky offer such characters, each a unique prism reflecting the depths of the human spirit and psyche. Masters of Manipulation: Dive into the world… Continue reading Shakespeare & Dostoyevsky: A Mirror into the Human Soul

A Philosophical Collision: Humanity, AI, and the Dance of Illusions

Scene: An AI conference where Nick Bostrom meets quite some pessimistic AI characters, and Schopenhauer. – Nick: Hi, everyone. I’m Nick, and I’d like to discuss my book, “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.” – Schopenhauer: Hello, Nick. I read your book and found it to be quite insightful. However, as I have said before, humans are… Continue reading A Philosophical Collision: Humanity, AI, and the Dance of Illusions

A bridge over troubled waters: The role of philosophy and humanities in driving innovation and change

Sometimes, people give me a perplexed expression when I mention my philosophy degree from university while working on one of the country’s largest intranets – as if they don’t fully understand the connection between the two. In a world that centers around technology and natural science, however, we must acknowledge the significance of philosophy and… Continue reading A bridge over troubled waters: The role of philosophy and humanities in driving innovation and change

The Essence of Humanity: A Philosophical Discussion with Schopenhauer, Camus, Dante, and Byron

Join Schopenhauer, Camus, Dante, and Byron in a thought-provoking discussion that delves deep into the heart of human existence. From the pain of the Will to the rebellion against the Absurd, from the divine aspiration to the beauty of passion, the essence of humanity is explored in all its complexity and nuance. Schopenhauer: Good evening,… Continue reading The Essence of Humanity: A Philosophical Discussion with Schopenhauer, Camus, Dante, and Byron

AI and the Russian Soul: A Philosophical Conversation with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Pushkin, and Bulgakov

Scene: A cozy café in St. Petersburg. Five authors have gathered to discuss the implications of technological advancements on the Russian soul. Tolstoy: “Artificial intelligence confronts us with a philosophical and spiritual challenge. Can a true understanding of human existence be achieved when devoid of our spiritual essence?” Dostoevsky: “I agree with Leo. If we… Continue reading AI and the Russian Soul: A Philosophical Conversation with Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Pushkin, and Bulgakov

My movies on the Brothers Karamazov are ready. Summary and analysis of the epigraph, all 12 books, and the epilogue.

It is with great joy I tell you that my series of videos when I describe and analyze all the books in the Brothers Karamazov is ready. For more than two hours I do my best to really understand this masterpiece. This is a great result for me but also marks the start of something… Continue reading My movies on the Brothers Karamazov are ready. Summary and analysis of the epigraph, all 12 books, and the epilogue.