Volume 11, Tome III: Kierkegaard's Influence on Philosophy: Anglophone Philosophy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Volume 11, Tome III: Kierkegaard's Influence on Philosophy

Anglophone Philosophy, 1st Edition

Edited by Jon Stewart


256 pages

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Kierkegaard's relation to the field of philosophy is a particularly complex and disputed one. He rejected the model of philosophical inquiry that was mainstream in his day and was careful to have his pseudonymous authors repeatedly disassociate themselves from philosophy. But although it seems clear that Kierkegaard never regarded himself as a philosopher, there can be no doubt that his writings contain philosophical ideas and insights and have been profoundly influential in a number of different philosophical traditions.The present volume attempts to document these different traditions of the philosophical reception of Kierkegaard's thought. Tome III traces Kierkegaard's influence on Anglophone philosophy. It has long been thought that Kierkegaard played no role in this tradition, which for years was dominated by analytic philosophy. In this environment it was common to dismiss Kierkegaard along with the then current European philosophers who were influenced by him. However, a closer look reveals that in fact there were several thinkers in the US, Canada and Great Britain who were inspired by Kierkegaard even during the heyday of analytic philosophy. Today it can be said that Kierkegaard has made some serious inroads into mainstream Anglophone philosophy, with many authors seeking inspiration in his works for current discussions concerning ethics, personal identity, philosophy of religion, and philosophical anthropology.

Table of Contents

Contents: O.K. Bouwsma: Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein and conceptual clarity, Ronald E. Hustwit Sr; Stanley Cavell: the sublimity of the pedestrian, Joseph Westfall; Paul de Man: the unwritten chapter, J.D. Mininger; Hubert Dreyfus: seeking the self in a nihilistic age, Joseph Westfall; Paul Edwards: a rationalist critic of Kierkegaard's theory of truth, Timothy J. Madigan; William James: living forward and the development of radical empiricism, J. Michael Tilley; Walter Kaufman: 'that authoritarian', 'that individual', Andrew D. Spear; Alasdair MacIntyre: a continuing conversation, Anthony Rudd; Iris Murdoch: Kierkegaard as existentialist, romantic, Hegelian, and problematically religious, Paul Martens; D.Z. Phillips: grammar and the reality of God, Jamie Turnbull; Richard Rorty: Kierkegaard in the context of neo-pragmatism, J. Aaron Simmons; Gillian Rose: making Kierkegaard difficult again, Vincent Lloyd; Charles Taylor: Taylor's affinity to Kierkegaard, Abrahim H. Khan; Indexes.

About the Editor

Jon Stewart is an Associate Research Professor in the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

About the Series

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources
The Kierkegaard Research Series is a multi volume series dedicated to a systematic coverage of all aspects of Kierkegaard Studies. Interdisciplinary in nature, the series combines articles on philosophy, theology, literature, psychology and history written by the leading international Kierkegaard scholars arranged into thematically organised volumes. Each volume contains a detailed introduction, written by the editors, which traces the history of the given theme in Kierkegaard studies and an extensive index making it easy to find where the specific themes, works and persons are treated. Under the editorial supervision and organisation of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at The University of Copenhagen, this series serves as both a reference work for Kierkegaard students and as a forum for new research. The series is divided into three main parts; 'Kierkegaard’s Sources' includes articles which perform source-work research in order to discover and document the numerous sources of Kierkegaard’s thought; 'Kierkegaard's Reception' includes articles treating the countless aspects of the reception of Kierkegaard’s thought and writings in the different research traditions and the third section is for reference works including an extensive bibliography of works on Kierkegaard and a volume containing a list of the books Kierkegaard owned as they appear in the auction catalogue of his library. The Kierkegaard Research series is the most important, significant and comprehensive publishing treatment in English of the work and impact of Soren Kierkegaard.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy