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The Kierkegaardian Mind




ISBN 9781138092716
Published May 16, 2019 by Routledge
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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:

  • Methodology
  • Ethics
  • Aesthetics
  • Philosophy of Religion and Theology
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Anthropology
  • Epistemology
  • Politics.

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.  Index

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Biography

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.