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About the Author
Lev Shestov (1866-1938) elaborated a radical critique of rationalist knowledge and ethics from the point of view of individual human existence. Best known for his groundbreaking comparative studies of Tolstoy and Nietzsche, and of Dostoevsky and Nietzsche, Shestov defined his conception as the "philosophy of tragedy," which opposed Greek speculative philosophy and biblical revelation.
Ramona Fotiade is the director of the Lev Shestov Studies Society and editor in chief of the Lev Shestov Journal. She teaches French philosophy, literature, and visual studies at the University of Glasgow.