Criticism of Leo Tolstoy's Doctrine of Nonresistance to Evil by Force in Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century Russian Religious-Philosophical Thought: Three Main Arguments

Gel'fond, Maria L.
September 2011
Russian Studies in Philosophy;Fall2011, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p38
Academic Journal
The author analyzes the main arguments of Solov'ev, Fedorov, Berdiaev, and Il'in against Tolstoy's doctrine of nonresistance to evil by force and Tolstoy's responses to the criticism. She concludes that the arguments of Tolstoy and of his critics are of equal theoretical value and significance.


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