Dostoyevsky and epilepsy: between science and mystique

Dostoyevsky and epilepsy: between science and mystique

Alternative title Dostoiévski e a epilepsia: entre a ciência e a mística
Author Lima, Antenilson Franklyn Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gallian, Dante Marcello Claramonte Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract This article, the result of a research project presented as a Master's degree dissertation in the graduate program of Teaching of Health Education at UNIFESP, seeks to highlight the pertinence of analyzing epilepsy and especially, the paradoxical experience of the epileptic individual through literary narrative. Using as its object the novel, The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, it seeks to discuss the relationship between epilepsy and the mystic experience, bearing in mind the context of the scientific and humanistic perspectives of the 19th century and today.

Este artigo, fruto de uma pesquisa apresentada como dissertação de mestrado junto ao programa de pós-graduação Ensino em Ciências da Saúde da UNIFESP, procura apontar a pertinência de se analisar a epilepsia e, principalmente, a paradoxal experiência do epiléptico através da narrativa literária. Tomando como objeto o romance O Idiota, de Fiódor Dostoiévski, procura-se discutir a relação entre epilepsia e experiência mística, considerando o contexto das perspectivas científicas e humanísticas do século XIX e de hoje.
Keywords epilepsy
literature
epilepsia
literatura
Language English
Date 2010-02-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 68, n. 1, p. 140-142, 2010.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Extent 140-142
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2010000100031
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S0004-282X2010000100031 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/5600

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