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Should Dostoevsky’s Underground Man Embarrass Atheists?

The genetic fallacy and the antisocial counterculture

Image by Vitaliy Izonin, from Pexels

As a Christian existential novelist, Fyodor Dostoevsky was a master at steelmanning the secularist’s mindset, at delving into the traumas suffered by those who believe God is dead. But as a case against secular philosophy, Dostoevsky’s works are paradoxically also elaborate…

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