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Kierkegaard's Instant : On Beginnings - David J. Kangas

Kierkegaard's Instant

On Beginnings

Hardcover Published: 31st May 2007
ISBN: 9780253348593
Number Of Pages: 256

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In Kierkegaard's Instant, David J. Kangas reads Kierkegaard to reveal his radical thinking about temporality. For Kierkegaard, the instant of becoming, in which everything changes in the blink of an eye, eludes recollection and anticipation. It constitutes a beginning always already at work. As Kangas shows, Kierkegaard's retrieval of the sudden quality of temporality allows him to stage a deep critique of the idealist projects of Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel. By linking Kierkegaard's thought to the tradition of Meister Eckhart, Kangas formulates the central problem of these early texts and puts them into contemporary light -- can thinking hold itself open to the challenges of temporality?

"Kangas's theoretical contribution, and his careful locating of Kierkegaard in historial context, allows him to bring even the most enigmatic of Kierkegaardian texts to life." Vanessa Rumble, Boston College

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Note on Sourcesp. xiii
Introduction: Ungrounding Subjectivityp. 1
The Infinite Beginning (The Concept of Irony)p. 12
Endless Time (Either/Or 1)p. 41
Entering into Philosophy (De omnibus dubitandum est)p. 65
Repetition (Repetition)p. 91
Absolute Relation to the Ab-solute (Fear and Trembling)p. 125
The Instant (The Concept of Anxiety)p. 160
Conclusion: The Exteriority of Interiorityp. 195
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780253348593
ISBN-10: 0253348595
Series: Studies in Continental Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st May 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.55