Volume 8, Tome II: Kierkegaard's International Reception - Southern, Central and Eastern Europe: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Volume 8, Tome II: Kierkegaard's International Reception - Southern, Central and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

Edited by Jon Stewart


354 pages

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Although Kierkegaard's reception was initially more or less limited to Scandinavia, it has for a long time now been a highly international affair. As his writings were translated into different languages his reputation spread, and he became read more and more by people increasingly distant from his native Denmark. While in Scandinavia, the attack on the Church in the last years of his life became something of a cause célèbre, later, many different aspects of his work became the object of serious scholarly investigation well beyond the original northern borders. As his reputation grew, he was co-opted by a number of different philosophical and religious movements in different contexts throughout the world. The three tomes of this volume attempt to record the history of this reception according to national and linguistic categories. Tome II covers the reception of Kierkegaard in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe. The first set of articles, under the rubric 'Southern Europe', covers Portugal, Spain and Italy. A number of common features were shared in these countries' reception of Kierkegaard, including a Catholic cultural context and a debt to the French reception. The next rubric covers the rather heterogeneous group of countries designated here as 'Central Europe': Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland. These countries are loosely bound in a cultural sense by their former affiliation with the Habsburg Empire and in a religious sense by their shared Catholicism. Finally, the Orthodox countries of 'Eastern Europe' are represented with articles on Russia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia and Romania.

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I Southern Europe: Portugal: Discontinuity and repetition, Elisabete M. de Sousa; Spain: The old and new Kierkegaard reception in Spain, Dolors Perarnau Vidal and Óscar Parcero Oubiña; Italy: From a literary curiosity to a philosophical comprehension, Ingrid Basso. Part II Central Europe: Hungary: The Hungarian patient, András Nagy; Slovakia: A joint project of 2 generations, Roman Králik; The Czech Republic: Kierkegaard as a model for the irrationalist movements, Helena Brezinova; Poland: A short history of the reception of Kierkegaard's thought, Antoni Szwed. Part III Eastern Europe: Russia: Kierkegaard's reception through Tsarism, Communism and liberation, Darya Loungina; Bulgaria: The long way from indirect acquaintance to original translation, Desislava Töpfer-Stoyanova; Romania: A survey of Kierkegaard's reception, translation and research, Nicolae Irina; Macedonia: The sunny side of Kierkegaard, Ferid Muhic; Serbia and Montenegro: Kierkegaard as a post-metaphysical philosopher, Safet Bektovic; 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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