The Importance of Knowing Greek: Reflections on Immigration and the Philosophy of Transferable Values, by Inessa Medzhibovskaya
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Inessa Medzhibovskaya is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, and of Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research. She is the author of Tolstoy’s On Life: From the Archival History of Russian Philosophy (Tolstoy Studies Journal, 2019), and Tolstoy and the Religious Culture of His Time: A Biography of a Long Conversation, 1845–1887 (Lexington Books, 2008). She is also the editor of several collections on Tolstoy, including Tolstoy and His Problems: Views From the Twenty-First Century (Northwestern University Press, 2018), and A Critical Guide to Tolstoy’s On Life: Interpretive Essays (Tolstoy Society of North America, 2017). She has authored articles in intellectual history, philology, and German and Slavic Studies, including “Goethe and Hegel in the Commissariat of Enlightenment: Anatoly Lunačarskij’s program of Bolshevik-Marxist aesthetics,” Studies in East European Thought (2013), “On Moral Movement and Moral Vision: The Last Supper in Russian Debates,” Comparative Literature (2004), “Hamlet’s Jokes: Pushkin on ‘Vulgar Eloquence,’” The Slavic and East European Journal (1997).
Inessa Medzhibovskaya, “The Importance of Knowing Greek: Reflections on Immigration and the Philosophy of Transferable Values,” in “100 Years of Philosophy at the New School,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 40:2 (2019), pp. 271–312.