Moscow University Press
Developing Thinking with Russian Tales

Developing Thinking with Russian Tales

Развиваем мышление с русскими сказками
ISBN: 978-5-19-011781-3 publication date: 2023 format: 60×90/16 pages': 190

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A common view is that folktales are for children. In general, this is not the case, let alone for Russian folktales. This becomes more obvious when we take a closer look at the rather violent content of these stories. Thus the challenge of this work is an attempt to reestablish the reality of these stories, intended primarily for the adult reader, by offering them accompanied by a philosophical analysis, as well as with questions inviting the amateur of tales to meditate further on the content of these narrations. Since one of the consequences of the infantilization of these stories is precisely that they tend to lose their function, which consists in making the listener reflect on the world, on humanity, on psychology, on himself etc. The allegories or metaphors they contain constitute in fact a kind of narrative philosophy, taking the form of fables or parables, all of which are meant to feed our thoughts. Of course, without excluding children.

To cite this article
Brenifier O., Chernenko V., Millon I. Developing Thinking with Russian Tales. Moscow: Moscow University Press, 2023. 190 p.
About the authors
Brenifier Oscar

Doctor of Philosophy,

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