The New Kierkegaard

The New Kierkegaard

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Placing Kierkegaard squarely within the current of contemporary continental philosophy, The New Kierkegaard reveals intriguing insights into the philosopher's work and thinking. By reading Kierkegaard deconstructively, the 13 lively essays in this volume seek a deeper understanding of his work in philosophy, religion, and aesthetics. These readings explore the breadth of Kierkegaard's thought and unfold the richness of his views on the human condition. Consideration of a broad range of themes-from irony and madness to love and experience-and texts-Either/Or, Philosophical Fragments, Works of Love, and Fear and Trembling-emphasizes the ambiguities, dialectical tensions, and open-endedness of Kierkegaard's philosophical writings. These innovative and original commentaries give Kierkegaard a fresh look and bring him into present-day discussions and debates in continental philosophy.Contributors are Jacob Boggild, John D. Caputo, Mark Dooley, Joakim Garff, Robert Gibbs, Elsebet Jegstrup, Richard Kearney, John Llewelyn, Roger Poole, Vanessa Rumble, John Vignaux Smyth, Jason Wirth, and David Wood.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 161 x 238.8 x 19.6mm | 430.92g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253216230
  • 9780253216236
  • 2,055,818

About Elsebet Jegstrup

Elsebet Jegstrup is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Elon University and formerly Associate Professor of Philosophy at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction Elsebet Jegstrup1. Either/Or, Undecidability and Two Concepts of Irony: Kierkegaard and Derrida John D. Caputo2. Reading Either/Or For the Very First Time Roger Poole3. "The aesthetic is above all my element" Joakim Garff4. A Rose by Any Other Name...Kierkegaardian Ironies Elsebet Jegstrup5. On the Borderline of Madness John Llewelyn6. Revocated Trials - On the Indirect Communication in Two of Kierkegaard's Religious Discourses Jacob Boggild7. The First Kiss: Tales of Innocence and Experience David Wood8. I or You - The Dash of Ethics Robert Gibbs9. Love and Difference: The Christian Ideal in Kierkegaard's Works of Love Vanessa Rumble10. Art, Eroticism and Sadomasochistic Sacrifice in Soren Kierkegaard and Isac Dinesen John Vignaux Smyth11. Kierkegaard and Derrida: Between Totality and Infinity Mark Dooley12. Empty Community: Kierkegaard on Being with You Jason Wirth13. Kierkegaard on Hamlet - Between Art and Religion Richard KearneyContributorsIndexshow more

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