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Kierkegaard: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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Scholars have largely misunderstood Soren Kierkegaard, remembering him chiefly in connection with the development of existentialist philosophy in this century. In a short and unhappy life, he wrote many books and articles on literary, satirical, religious and psychological themes, but the diversity and idiosyncratic style of his writing have contributed to a misunderstanding of his ideas. In this book--the only introduction to the full range of Kierkegaard's thought--Patrick Gardiner demonstrates how Kierkegaard developed his ideas and examines his thoughts in light of the doctrines on society developed by his contemporaries Marx and Feuerbach. Finally, he assesses the profound importance of Kierkegaard's ideas on the development of modern ways of thinking.

Synopsis:

Soren Kierkegaard wrote widely on religious, psychological, and literary themes. This book shows how his views developed in opposition to prevailing opinions. It describes his reaction to Kant and Hegel's theories, and contrasts his position with those of Feuerbach and Marx.

About the Author

Patrick Gardiner was formerly an Emeritus Professor of Magdalen College, Oxford

Table of Contents

1. Life and character

2. Philosophical background

3. The immorality of an age

4. Modes of existence

5. Truth and subjectivity

6. Freedom and the self

7. Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802569
Author:
Gardiner, Patrick
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Patrick
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Kierkegaard, Sren
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy | History | 19th C
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
96758
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
numerous halftones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.02x4.54x.40 in. .30 lbs.

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