Melancholy and the Critique of Modernity

Soren Kierkegaard's Religious Psychology

By Harvie Ferguson

© 1995 – Routledge

304 pages

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Paperback: 9780415117234
pub: 1994-11-17
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About the Book

The connections between the emergence of modern society and the experience of melancholy are explored through a comprehensive re-examination of Soren Kierkegaard's rich and insightful writings.


`… remarkably thought-provoking study, … But this is not your usual instroduction - this examination of both modernity ad Kirkegaard through the prism of the complex of phenomena termed `melancholy' gives both novice and veteran in Kierkegaard studies a very rich book, deserving and repaying re-readings.' - Religious Studies Vol 31

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General