The philosophy of Kierkegaard [electronic resource] / George Pattison.
- Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2005.
- Continental European philosophy.
Continental European philosophy
1 electronic text (xii, 205 p.) : digital file.
- Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
- Electronic books.
- Although the ideas of Søren Kierkegaard played a pivotal role in shaping mainstream German philosophy and French existentialism, the question of how philosophers should read Kierkegaard is difficult. His intransigent religiosity has led some philosophers to view him essentially as a religious thinker with an anti-philosophical attitude. In a major new survey of Kierkegaard's thought, George Pattison addresses this question and shows that although it would be difficult to claim a "philosophy of Kierkegaard" as one can a philosophy of Kant or Hegel, there are significant common interests in Kierkegaard's central thinking and the questions that concern philosophers today. This book examines existence, anxiety, the good, and the infinite qualitative difference and the absolute paradox, arguing that the challenge of self-knowledge in an age of moral and intellectual uncertainty which lies at the heart of Kierkegaard's writings is as important today as it was in the culture of post-Enlightenment modernity. The author confronts Kierkegaard's "anti-philosophical" reputation and shows that he greatly influenced twentieth-century Continental philosophers and theologians. --Back cover.
- Introduction : Kierkegaard and philosophy
3. The good
4. The infinite qualitative difference and the absolute paradox
Epilogue : the Christian witness and the simple wise man of ancient times.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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