Widely regarded as one of the seminal figures in modern intellectual history, the prevalent view of Soren Kierkegaard as either "the father of existentialism" or as religious writer has dominated Anglo-American interpretations of his work for much of the twentieth century. More recently, however, he is increasingly recognised as one of the greatest figures of modern European philosophy. For the first time, this collection brings together a selection of philosophically challenging interpretations of Kierkegaard's thought in a coherent critique of his philosophy.Beginning with an editorial introduction that outlines the various conflicting approaches to Kierkegaard's work, and places them within an historical context, this Critical Reader includes both previously-published and newly-commissioned essays. Including contributions from internationally renowned writers such as Emmanuel Levinas, Paul Ricoeur, and Jacques Derrida, this volume presents new and challenging ways of responding to Kierkegaard's works and ideas.
1. Philosophy after Kierkegaard. Paul Ricoeur.
2. Existence and Ethics. Emmanuel Levinas.
3. Kierkegaard on Death and Dying. Wilhelm Anz.
4. Thinking God in the wake of Kierkegaard. David Wood.
5. The Eyes of Argus: The Point of View and points of view on Kierkegaard's work as an author. Joakim Garff.
6. The wound of negativity: two Kierkegaard texts. George Steiner.
7. Kierkegaard and the Novel. Gabriel Josipovici.
8. We are not sublime: Love and sacrifice, Abraham and ourselves. Sylviane Agacinski.
9. Whom to give to (knowing not to know). Jacques Derrida.
Kierkegaard's publications and their authors: a chronology.
Series: Blackwell Critical Reader
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 15th January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.85 x 154.81 x 11.62
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1