Strýček Igor
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50(2014)3 - Social Ethics in Public Life

Igor Strýček

The moral context of Solzhenitsyn’s ideas

  • Language: English


Abstract

Questions regarding the moral end, the meaning of human life, often resonate in the work of Solzhenitsyn. The Russian author has considered them based on his own experience in the gulag. The aim of this paper is to show some of the problems resulting from communism from Solzhenitsyn’s point of view. The article does not focus on his arguments about politics, however, but consider his discussion of values, most importantly his view of human values as presented in his novel Cancer Ward, which is a suitable resource for the study of his beliefs and perspective.