Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling": A Reader's Guide (A Reader's Guides)

Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling": A Reader's Guide (A Reader's Guides)

By: Clare Carlisle (author)Hardback

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A concise and accessible introduction, this Reader's Guide takes students through Kierkegaard's most important work and a key nineteenth century philosophical text. Soren Kierkegaard was without question one of the most important and influential thinkers of the nineteenth century. "Fear and Trembling" is a classic text in the history of both philosophical and religious thought that still challenges readers with its original philosophical perspective and idiosyncratic literary style. Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling: A Reader's Guide" offers a concise and accessible introduction to this hugely important and notoriously demanding work. Written specifically to meet the needs of students coming to Kierkegaard for the first time, the book offers guidance on: philosophical and historical context; key themes; reading the text; reception and influence; and, further reading. "Continuum Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to key texts in literature and philosophy. Each book explores the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works, providing a practical introduction to close reading, guiding students towards a thorough understanding of the text. They provide an essential, up-to-date resource, ideal for undergraduate students.

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About Author

Clare Carlisle is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. She is the author of Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Becoming (SUNY Press, 2005).


1. Context; 2. Overview of Themes; 3. Reading the Text; i. Preface; ii. Attunement; iii. Speech in Praise of Abraham; iv. Problemata: Preamble From the Heart; v. Problema I: Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Ethical?; vi. Problema II: Is There an Absolute Duty to God?; vii. Problema III: Was it Ethically Defensible of Abraham to Conceal his Purpose From Sarah, From Eleazar, From Isaac?; viii. Epilogue; 4. Reception and Influence; 5. Notes for Further Reading; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781847064608
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781847064608
  • weight: 504
  • ISBN10: 1847064604

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