Kierkegaard on Faith and the Self represents a rich collection of studies that allow Soren Kierkegaard to speak directly to the questions of contemporary readers. Evans analyzes Kierkegaard as a philosopher, his perspectives on faith, reason, and epistemology, ethics, and his view of the self. Evans makes a strong case that Kierkegaard has something crucial to say to the Christian church as a philosopher and something equally crucial to say to the philosophical world as a Christian believer.
C. Stephen Evans (Ph.D. Yale University) is a University Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Baylor University. He is the author of more than sixteen books, including Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love (2004), Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics and Philosophy of Religion (2003), and The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith (1996).
Acknowledgments Preface A Note on Citations from Kierkegaard SIGLA PART ONE. Introduction 1 Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker PART TWO. Kiekegaard the Philosopher 2 Realism and Antirealism in Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript 3 Kant and Kierkegaard on the Possibility of Metaphysics 4 The Role of Irony in Kierkegaard's Philosophical Fragments 5 Kierkegaard's View of Humor: Must Christians Always Be Solemn? 6 Misusing Religious Language: Something about Kierkegaard and The Myth of God Incarnate PART THREE. Kierkegaard on Faith, Reason, and Reformed Epistemology 7 Is Kierkegaard an Irrationalist? Reason, Paradox, and Faith 8 Apologetic Arguments in Philosophical Fragments 9 The Relevance of Historical Evidence for Christian Faith: A Critique of a Kierkegaardian View 10 Kierkegaard and Plantinga on Belief in God: Subjectivity as the Ground of Properly Basic Religious Beliefs 11 Externalist Epistemology, Subjectivity, and Christian Knowledge: Plantinga and Kierkegaard PART FOUR. Kierkegaard on Ethics and Authority 12 Faith as the Telos of Morality: A Reading of Fear and Trembling 13 A Kierkegaardian View of the Foundations of Morality 14 Kierkegaard on Religious Authority: The Problem of the Criterion PART FIVE. Kierkegaard on the Self: Philosophical Psychology 15 Who is the Other in The Sickness unto Death? God and Human Relations in the Constitution of the Self 16 Kierkegaard's View of the Unconscious 17 Does Kierkegaard Think Beliefs Can Be Directly Willed? 18 Where There's a Will There's a Way: Kierkegaard's Theory of Action PART SIX. Conclusion 19 Where Can Kierkegaard Take Us? Notes Bibliography Index