Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) remains one of the most enigmatic, captivating, and elusive thinkers in the history of European thought.
The Kierkegaardian Mind provides a comprehensive survey of his work, not only placing it in its historical context but also exploring its contemporary significance. Comprising thirty-eight chapters by a team of international contributors, this handbook is divided into eight parts covering the following themes:
- Philosophy of Religion and Theology
- Philosophy of Mind
Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy, Kierkegaard’s work is central to the study of political philosophy, literature, existentialist thought, and theology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Kierkegaard’s Life, Context, and Legacy Adam Buben, Eleanor Helms, and Patrick Stokes
Part 1: Methodology
1. The Passion of Kierkegaard’s Existential Method Lee C. Barrett
2. Johannes Climacus and the Dialectical Method: From Dialectics Back to Existence Claudine Davidshofer
3. Kierkegaard’s Experimenting Psychology William McDonald
4. Methodology and the Kierkegaardian Mind Jamie Turnbull
Part 2: Ethics
5. Ethical Reflection as Evasion Rob Compaijen and Pieter Vos
6. Kierkegaard and Moral Particularism and Exemplarism Karl Aho
7. Beyond Worry? On Learning Humility from the Lilies and the Birds John Lippitt
8. Did Napoleon Teleologically Suspend the Ethical? A Dilemma for some ‘Hegelian’ Readings of Fear and Trembling Ryan S. Kemp
9. An Ethics of Home and Hope: Kierkegaard’s Exile and Heidegger’s Emigrant Megan Altman
10. Love for Humans: Morality as the Heart of Kierkegaard’s Religious Philosophy Sharon Krishek
Part 3: Aesthetics
11. The Ethical Life of Aesthetes Ulrika Carlsson
12. Kierkegaard on Nature and Natural Beauty Anthony Rudd
13. Kierkegaard's Transfigurations of the Sublime Samuel Cuff Snow
14. Kierkegaard on the Value of Art: An Indirect Method of Communication Antony Aumann
15. Deleuze on Kierkegaard Andrew Jampol-Petzinger
Part 4: Philosophy of Religion and Theology
16. Kierkegaard’s Existential Mimesis Wojciech Kaftanski
17. Becoming a Subject: Kierkegaard’s Theological Art of Existence Peder Jothen
18. Engendering Atonement: Kierkegaard on the Cross Deidre Nicole Green
19. On Faith and Reason(s): Kierkegaard’s Logic of Conviction K. Brian Söderquist
20. Coming to an Understanding with the Paradox Mark A. Wrathall
21. Kierkegaard’s Defense of Nature and Theology against Natural Theology Will Williams
Part 5: Philosophy of Mind
22. Consciousness, Self, and Reflection Patrick Stokes
23. Conscience, Self-Deception, and the Question of Authenticity in Kierkegaard Claudia Welz
24. Imagination and Belief Eleanor Helms
25. Agency, Identity, and Alienation in The Sickness unto Death Justin White
Part 6: Anthropology
26. Kierkegaard’s Post-Kantian Approach to Anthropology and Selfhood Roe Fremstedal
27. Images of the Closed Self in The Sickness unto Death Anna Strelis Söderquist
28. The Kierkegaardian Self: Convergences and Divergences Jack Mulder, Jr.
29. Kierkegaard and the Desirability of Immortality Adam Buben
Part 7: Epistemology
30. Christian Epistemology and the Anthropology of Sin: Kierkegaard on Natural Theology and the Concept of ‘Offense’ Karen L. Carr
31. Varieties of Existential Uncertainty Rick Anthony Furtak
32. Irony and the Conversion Experience Walter Wietzke
33. Logic, Language, and Existential Knowledge Mélissa Fox-Muraton
34. The Incognito of a Thief: Johannes Climacus and the Poetics of Self-incrimination Martijn Boven
Part 8: Politics
35. Lukacs, Kierkegaard, Marx, and the Political Alison Assiter
36. Kierkegaard: The Dialectical Self and the Political Shoni Rancher
37. Kierkegaard, Hegel, and Augustine on Love Thomas J. Millay
38. The Covetous Canary: Kierkegaard on the Problem of Social Comparison and the Cultivation of Social Courage Paul Carron.
Adam Buben is a Universitair Docent 1 in Philosophy at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Eleanor Helms is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, USA.
Patrick Stokes is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.