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Kierkegaard on the Philosophy of History - Georgios Patios

Kierkegaard on the Philosophy of History


Published: 17th April 2014
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Kierkegaard is something more than a witty writer and a religious thinker. This book offers us Kierkegaard's approach to history. His views are quite original and authentic. History and Human Self are, for Kierkegaard, absolutely intertwined in a way that human individuals become the only historical agents while the future becomes the crucial historical dimension instead of the past. History, for Kierkegaard, means human decisions about the future instead of knowledge of the past. Kierkegaard's views on history are compared with those of Hegel's and Heidegger's in order: a) to establish the necessary philosophical context to Kierkegaard's thoughts and b) to point out the authenticity and the philosophical usefulness of the Kierkegaardian approach to history.

Preface Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction 1. Hegel's Philosophy of History 2. Kierkegaard's Concept of History 3. The Structure of the Kierkegaardian Self 4. Hegel's Philosophy of History and Kierkegaard's Concept of History: A Synthesis Instead of a Confrontation 5. Heidegger's Response to the Problem of History Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9781137383273
ISBN-10: 1137383275
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 187
Published: 17th April 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1