The New Kierkegaard

The New Kierkegaard

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Placing Kierkegaard squarely within the currents of contemporary continental philosophy, "The New Kierkegaard" reveals intriguing insights into the philosopher's work and thinking. By reading Kierkegaard deconstructively, the thirteen lively essays in this volume seek a deeper understanding of Kierkegaard's 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" - emphasize 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 23.11mm | 586g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 index
  • 0253342848
  • 9780253342843

Table of contents

Introduction Elsebet Jegstrup1. Either/Or, Undecidability and Two Concepts of Irony: Kierkegaard and Derrida John D. Caputo; 2. Reading Either/Or For the Very First Time Roger Poole; 3. "The aesthetic is above all my element" Joakim Garff; 4. A Rose by Any Other Name...Kierkegaardian Ironies Elsebet Jegstrup; 5. On the Borderline of Madness John Llewelyn; 6. Revocated Trials - On the Indirect Communication in Two of Kierkegaard's Religious Discourses Jacob Boggild; 7. The First Kiss: Tales of Innocence and Experience David Wood; 8. I or You - The Dash of Ethics Robert Gibbs; 9. Love and Difference: The Christian Ideal in Kierkegaard's Works of Love Vanessa Rumble; 10. Art, Eroticism and Sadomasochistic Sacrifice in Soren Kierkegaard and Isac Dinesen John Vignaux Smyth; 11. Kierkegaard and Derrida: Between Totality and Infinity Mark Dooley; 12. Empty Community: Kierkegaard on Being with You Jason Wirth; 13. Kierkegaard on Hamlet - Between Art and Religion Richard KearneyContributors; Index
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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.
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