A Companion to Kierkegaard (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

A Companion to Kierkegaard (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By: Dr. Jon Stewart (editor)Hardback

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Jon Stewart, one of the world s leading experts on the work of Soren Kierkegaard, has here compiled the most comprehensive single-volume overview of Kierkegaard studies currently available. * Includes contributions from an international array of Kierkegaard scholars from across the disciplines * Covers all of the major disciplines within the broad field of Kierkegaard research, including philosophy; theology and religious studies; aesthetics, the arts and literary theory; and social sciences and politics * Elucidates Kierkegaard s contribution to each of these areas through examining the sources he drew upon, charting the reception of his ideas, and analyzing his unique conceptual insights into each topic * Demystifies the complex field of Kierkegaard studies creating an accessible entry-point into his thought and writings for readers new to his work

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Jon Stewart is Associate Professor at the Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen. He is the editor of the Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Texts from Golden Age Denmark and Danish Golden Age Studies series. He is the co-editor of the Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook and the Kierkegaard Studies Monograph series. Former leader of the Nordic Network of Kierkegaard Research and the International Kierkegaard Network, his published books include, Kierkegaard's Relations to Hegel Reconsidered (2003), Idealism and Existentialism: Hegel and Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century European Philosophy (2010), The Unity of Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit": A Systematic Interpretation (2011), The Unity of Content and Form in Philosophical Writing: The Perils of Conformity (2013), and The Cultural Crisis of the Danish Golden Age: Heiberg, Martensen and Kierkegaard (2015).


Notes on Contributors ix Acknowledgments xiii Chronology of Kierkegaard's Works xiv List of Abbreviations xviii Editor's Introduction: Kierkegaard and the Rich Field of Kierkegaard Studies 1 Part I Philosophy 19 A. Sources 21 1 A Shimmering Socrates: Philosophy and Poetry in Kierkegaard's Platonic Authorship 23 Jacob Howland 2 Kierkegaard's Use of German Philosophy: Leibniz to Fichte 36 Roe Fremstedal 3 Kierkegaard's View of Hegel, His Followers and Critics 50 Jon Stewart 4 Kierkegaard's Relations to Danish Philosophy of the Golden Age 66 Carl Henrik Koch B. Reception 81 5 Kierkegaard and Existentialism: From Anxiety to Autonomy 83 K. Brian Soderquist 6 Postmodernism and Deconstruction: Paradox, Sacrifice, and the Future of Writing 96 Marius Timmann Mjaaland C. Concepts and Contributions 111 7 Kierkegaard's Views on Normative Ethics, Moral Agency, and Metaethics 113 Roe Fremstedal 8 Kierkegaard's Skepticism 126 Dario Gonzalez Part II Theology and Religious Studies 139 A. Sources 141 9 Kierkegaard and Biblical Studies: A Critical Response to Nineteenth ]Century Hermeneutics 143 Lee C. Barrett 10 Grace and Rigor in Kierkegaard's Reception of the Church Fathers 155 Jack Mulder, Jr. 11 Kierkegaard's Mystical and Spiritual Sources: Meister Eckhart to Tersteegen 167 Peter Sajda 12 Kierkegaard's Appropriation and Critique of Luther and Lutheranism 180 Lee C. Barrett 13 Shapers of Kierkegaard's Danish Church: Mynster, Grundtvig, Martensen 193 Curtis L. Thompson B. Reception 207 14 From Barth to Tillich: Kierkegaard and the Dialectical Theologians 209 Heiko Schulz 15 Other Lutheran Theologians Responding Contextually to Kierkegaard 223 Curtis L. Thompson 16 Catholicism: Finding Inspiration and Provocation in Kierkegaard 237 Christopher B. Barnett and Peter Sajda C. Concepts and Contributions 251 17 Kierkegaard as Existentialist Dogmatician: Kierkegaard on Systematic Theology, Doctrine, and Dogmatics 253 David R. Law 18 Biblical Variations: Kierkegaard's Rewritten "Life of Jesus" 269 Iben Damgaard 19 Rethinking Religion Existentially: New Approaches to Classical Problems of Religious Philosophy in Kierkegaard 281 Istvan Czako Part III Aesthetics, the Arts, and Literary Theory 295 A. Sources 297 20 Kierkegaard's Use of German Literature 299 Joachim Grage 21 Kierkegaard and the Aesthetics of the Danish Golden Age 311 Nathaniel Kramer B. Reception 325 22 Literature and (Anti ])Humanism 327 Poul Houe 23 Kierkegaard's Influence on Literary Criticism and Theory: Irony, Repetition, Silence 341 J.D. Mininger C. Concepts and Contributions 353 24 Existence and the Aesthetic Forms 355 Dario Gonzalez 25 Kierkegaard's Theatrical Aesthetic from Repetition to Imitation 367 Timothy Stock Part IV Social Sciences and Politics 381 A. Sources 383 26 Politics, Society, and Theology in Golden Age Denmark: Key Themes and Figures 385 Stephen Backhouse 27 Reflections on Late Modernity: Kierkegaard in the "Present Age" 399 Daniel Conway B. Reception 413 28 Between Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology: The Insider/Outsider Self 415 Simon D. Podmore 29 Kierkegaard's Social ]Political Posterity: A Still Unnavigated Maze 435 Leo Stan C. Concepts and Contributions 451 30 Kierkegaard's Conception of Psychology: How to Understand It and Why It Still Matters 453 Rene Rosfort 31 Kierkegaard and the Limits of Philosophical Anthropology 468 Jamie Turnbull 32 Prolegomena for Thinking of Kierkegaard as a Social and Political Philosopher 480 J. Michael Tilley 33 Making Kierkegaard Relevant to Education Today 490 Timothy Hall Index 502

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  • publication date: 11/12/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781118783818
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781118783818
  • weight: 1026
  • ISBN10: 1118783816

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