Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard

Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard : Philosophical Engagements

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Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard collects essays from 13 leading scholars that center on key themes that characterize Kierkegaard's philosophy of religion. With their unique focus on notions of the self, views on the command to love one's neighbor, thoughts on melancholy and despair, and the articulation of religious vision, the essays in this volume cover the breadth and depth of Kierkegaard's philosophical and religious writings. Poised at the intersection of Kierkegaard's moral psychology and its religious significance, they offer vivid testimony to the ongoing power of his unique and fervent religious spirit. Students and scholars alike will find new light shed on questions that define Kierkegaard's philosophy and religion more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 680.39g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2 figures
  • 0253219957
  • 9780253219954
  • 104,509

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"A very fine set of Kierkegaard scholars address important issues in his thought." -Merold Westphal, Fordham Universityshow more

About Edward F. Mooney

Edward F. Mooney is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Syracuse University. He is author of On Soren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemic, Lost Intimacy, and Time and Selves in Discord and Resolve: Kierkegaard's Moral-Religion more

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroduction: A Socratic and Christian Care for the SelfPart 1. Commitment, Personality, and Identity1. Kierkegaard on the Self Hubert L. Dreyfus2. Affectation, or the Invention of the Self: A Modern Disorder Bruce H. Kirmmse3. Postscript Ethics: Putting Personality on Stage Edward F. Mooney4. Kierkegaard on Commitment, Personality, and Identity Alastair HannayPart 2. Natural and Commanded Love5. Love and the Discipline of Philosophy Rick Anthony Furtak6. Kierkegaard and Ethical Theory Robert C. Roberts7. "The Problematic Agapeistic Ideal-Again" M. Jamie Ferreira8. Kierkegaard on Natural and Commanded Love Alastair HannayPart 3. Melancholy and Despair9. Despair and Depression Gordon Marino10. Spleen Essentially Canceled-yet a Little Spleen Retained N. J. Cappelorn, translated by K. Brian Soderquist11. Kierkegaard on Melancholy and Despair Alastair HannayPart 4. Trust, Faith, and Reason12. Philosophy and Dogma: The Testimony of an Upbuilding Discourse George Pattison13. The Dangers of Indirection: Plato, Kierkegaard, and Leo Strauss M. G. Piety14. Abraham's Final Word Daniel W. Conway15. Faith as Eschatological Trust in Fear and Trembling John J. Davenport16. Silence and Entering the Circle of Faith Alastair HannayBibliographyList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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