Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (Studies in Continental Thought)

Kierkegaard in Post/Modernity (Studies in Continental Thought)

By: Merold Westphal (author), Martin Joseph Matustik (author)Paperback

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Placed in dialogue with Buber, Derrida, Freud, Gadamer, Habermas, Heidegger, Irigaray, Kristeva, Levinas, Sartre, and Wittgenstein, Soren Kierkegaard emerges as a vital participant in some of the liveliest controversies in modern philosophy. While some of the essays included here establish Kierkegaard's relevance to the postmodern critique of logocentrism, others emphasize his contributions to critical social theory. Religious issues are often front and center, but several contributors bring their feminist concerns into the dialogue, sometimes with surprising results. Despite the diversity of themes, this collection reflects consensus - Kierkegaard is to be taken seriously as a philosopher at the turn of the twenty-first century. The contributors are: Wanda Warren Berry, Alison Leigh Brown, John D. Caputo, Stephen N. Dunning, C. Stephen Evans, J rgen Habermas, Patricia J. Huntington, Tamsin Lorraine, James L. Marsh, Martin J. Matust'k, William L. McBride, Robert L. Perkins, Robert C. Roberts, Calvin O. Schrag, and Merold Westphal.

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MARTIN J. MATUSTIK is Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University and author of Postnational Identity: Critical Theory and Existential Philosophy in Habermas, Kierkegaard, and Havel.

MEROLD WESTPHAS is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. His books include God, Guilt, and Death: An Existential Phenomenology of Religion, and Suspicion and Faith: The Religious Uses of Modern Atheism.


Introduction Merold Westphal and Martin J. Matustik Sigla 1. THe Kierkegaard-Effect in the Shaping of the Contours of Modernity Calvin O. Schrag 2. SartreOs Debts to Kierkegaard: A Partial Reckoning William L. McBride 3. HeideggerOs Reading of Kierkegaard Revisited: From Ontological Abstraction to Ethical Concretion Patricia J. Huntington 4. God, Anxiety, and Female Divinity Alison Leigh Brown 5. KierkegaardOs View of the Unconscious C. Stephen Evans 6. Amatory Cures for Material Dis-ease: A Kristevian Reading of The Sickness unto Death Tamsin Lorraine 7. Kierkegaard and Feminism: Apologetic, Repetition, and Dialogue Wanda Warren Berry 8. Paradoxes in Interpretation: Kierkegaard and Gadamer Stephen N. Dunning 9. Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and a Method of OVirtue EthicsO Robert C. Roberts 10. The Politics of Existence: Buber and Kiergaard Robert L. Perkins 11. Communicative Freedom and Negative Theology Jurgen Habermas Translated with Notes by Martin J. Matustik and Patricia J. Huntington 12. Kierkegaard and Critical Theory James L. Marsh 13. Instants, Secrets, and Singularities: Dealing Death in Kierkegaard and Derrida John D. Cputo 14. KierkegaardOs Radical Existential Praxis, or: Why the Individual Defies Liberal, Communitarian, and Postmodern Categories Martin J. Matustik 15. The Transparent Shadow: Kierkegaard and Levina in Dialogue Merole Westphal Works Cited Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 01/06/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780253209672
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780253209672
  • weight: 456
  • ISBN10: 0253209676

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