Sunday, January 25, 2009
Notes from Underground
"...we need only discover these laws of nature, and man will no loner have to answer for his own actions and will find it extremely easy to live. All human actions, it goes without saying, will then be tabulated according to these laws, mathematically, like tables of logarithms up to 108,000, and well be entered on a schedule; or even better, certain edifying works will be published, like out contemporary encyclopedic dictionaries, in which everything will be accurately calculated and specified so that there'll be no more actions or adventures left on earth."
What do you think about Dostoevsky's or the underground man's view on human nature? What do they believe; do you feel the same way?