„O poveste banală”. Deschideri de interpretare în cheia unei filosofii morale la Cehov
"A boaring story". Interpretive visions in light of a Cekhovian moral philosophy

Author(s): Ciprian Tudor
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: Chekhov; History of Ideas; Philosophy;

Summary/Abstract: The article explores the meanings of Chekhov’s “Boring Story” and advances a possible interpretation, based on Chekhov’s moral beliefs. More exactly, the analysis starts by considering the philosophical and ideological problem of the necessity (or non-necessity) for a system of principles to exist, so that it would govern and give meaning to human life. The parallel with Tolstoy’s religious ideology, as well as with a nihilist moral relativism, points to a distinctly Chekhovian ethical attitude which may be seen as a forerunner of existentialism.

  • Issue Year: LIII/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 101-108
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian