Kierkegaard's Writings, II, Volume 2: The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates/Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures (Kierkegaard's W

Kierkegaard's Writings, II, Volume 2: The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates/Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures (Kierkegaard's W

By: Soren Kierkegaard (author), Howard V. Hong (editor_and_translator), Edna H. Hong (editor_and_translator)Paperback

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A work that "not only treats of irony but is irony," wrote a contemporary reviewer of The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates. Presented here with Kierkegaard's notes of the celebrated Berlin lectures on "positive philosophy" by F.W.J. Schelling, the book is a seedbed of Kierkegaard's subsequent work, both stylistically and thematically. Part One concentrates on Socrates, the master ironist, as interpreted by Xenophon, Plato, and Aristophanes, with a word on Hegel and Hegelian categories. Part Two is a more synoptic discussion of the concept of irony in Kierkegaard's categories, with examples from other philosophers and with particular attention given to A. W. Schlegel's novel Lucinde as an epitome of romantic irony. The Concept of Irony and the Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures belong to the momentous year 1841, which included not only the completion of Kierkegaard's university work and his sojourn in Berlin, but also the end of his engagement to Regine Olsen and the initial writing of Either/Or.


*Frontmatter, pg. i*Contents, pg. v*Historical Introduction, pg. vii*The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates, pg. 1*Theses, pg. 5*Introduction, pg. 9*I. The View Made Possible, pg. 13*II. The Actualization of the View, pg. 157*III. The View Made Necessary, pg. 198*APPENDIX. Hegel's View of Socrates, pg. 219*Introduction, pg. 241*Observations for Orientation, pg. 246*The World-Historical Validity of Irony, the Irony of Socrates, pg. 259*Irony after Fichte, pg. 272*Irony as a Controlled Element, the Truth of Irony, pg. 324*Addendum. NOTES OF SCHELLING'S BERLIN LECTURES, pg. 331*Key to References, pg. 413*Original Title Pages of The Concept of Irony, pg. 416*Original First Page (manuscript) of Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures, pg. 420*Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to The Concept of Irony, pg. 423*Acknowledgments, pg. 457*Collation of The Concept of Irony in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works, pg. 461*NOTES, pg. 465*BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE, pg. 597*INDEX, pg. 599

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  • ISBN13: 9780691020723
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 664
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  • translations: English
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