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The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard

Part of Cambridge Companions to Philosophy

Alastair Hannay, Gordon D. Marino, Bruce H. Kirmmse, Roger Poole, George Pattison, Merold Westphal, Andrew Cross, C. Stephen Evans, Robert C. Roberts, M. Jamie Ferreira, Timothy P. Jackson, Ronald M. Green, Edward F. Mooney, Philip L. Quinn, Hermann Deuser, Klaus-M. Kodalle
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  • Date Published: October 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521471510


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  • This companion probes the full depth of Kierkegaard's thought revealing its distinctive subtlety. The topics covered include Kierkegaard's views on art and religion, ethics and psychology, theology and politics, and knowledge and virtue. Much attention is devoted to the influence of Kierkegaard on twentieth-century philosophy. New readers will find this the most convenient and accessible guide to Kierkegaard currently available. Advanced students and specialists will find a conspectus of recent developments in the interpretation of Kierkegaard.

    • Kierkegaard is source of important twentieth-century philosophical ideas, and is widely cited in religious studies and literary theory courses
    • Same broad inter-disciplinary market as Companion to Nietzsche
    • Comprehensive, systematic, and accessible
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Readers will find this ne of the most convenient and accessible general guides to Kierkegarrd's writings currently available." World

    "...richly rewarding...." John Kent, International Philosophical Quarterly

    "The sixteen new essays in the Companion to Kierkegaard, written by leading contemporary scholars, will be most useful to readers on the more advanced end of that continuum." Ethics

    "The Companion should not be missed by anyone interested in learning to think with Kierkegaard." Norman Lillegard, Philosophy in Review

    "Monumental...Hannay's guide-wire readings offer support to those new to Kierkegaard while his interpretations are rich enough to challenge people who have been squinting over Kierkegaard's manuscripts for decades." Commonweal

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    • Date Published: October 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521471510
    • length: 448 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 159 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Alastair Hannay and Gordon D. Marino
    1. Out with it: the modern breakthrough, Kierkegaard and Denmark Bruce H. Kirmmse
    2. The unknown Kierkegaard: twentieth-century receptions Roger Poole
    3. Art in an age of reflection George Pattison
    4. Kierkegaard and Hegel Merold Westphal
    5. Neither either nor or: the perils of self-irony Andrew Cross
    6. Realism and anti-realism in Kierkegaard's concluding unscientific postscript C. Stephen Evans
    7. Existence, emotion, and virtue: classical themes in Kierkegaard Robert C. Roberts
    8. Faith and the Kierkegaardian leap M. Jamie Ferreira
    9. Arminian edification: Kierkegaard on grace and free will Timothy P. Jackson
    10. Developing fear and trembling Ronald M. Green
    11. Repetition: getting the world back Edward F. Mooney
    12. Anxiety in the Concept of Anxiety Gordon D. Marino
    13. Kierkegaard and the Variety of Despair Alastair Hannay
    14. Kierkegaard's Christian ethics Philip L. Quinn
    15. Religious dialectics and christology Hermann Deuser
    16. The utilitarian self and the 'useless' passion of faith Klaus-M. Kodalle.

  • Editors

    Alastair Hannay, Universitetet i Oslo

    Gordon Daniel Marino, St Olaf College, Minnesota


    Alastair Hannay, Gordon D. Marino, Bruce H. Kirmmse, Roger Poole, George Pattison, Merold Westphal, Andrew Cross, C. Stephen Evans, Robert C. Roberts, M. Jamie Ferreira, Timothy P. Jackson, Ronald M. Green, Edward F. Mooney, Philip L. Quinn, Hermann Deuser, Klaus-M. Kodalle

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