Kierkegaard : an introduction

C. Stephen Evans

C. Stephen Evans provides a clear, readable introduction to Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55) as a philosopher and thinker. His 2009 book is organised around Kierkegaard's concept of the three 'stages' or 'spheres' of human existence, which provide both a developmental account of the human self and an understanding of three rival views of human life and its meaning. Evans also discusses such important Kierkegaardian concepts as 'indirect communication', 'truth as subjectivity', and the Incarnation understood as 'the Absolute Paradox'. Although his discussion emphasises the importance of Christianity for understanding Kierkgaard, it shows him to be a writer of great interest to a secular as well as a religious audience. Evans' book brings Kierkegaard into conversation with western philosophers past and present, presenting him as one who gives powerful answers to the questions which philosophers ask.

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  • 1. Introduction: Kierkegaard's life and works
  • 2. Pseudonymity and indirect communication
  • 3. The human self: truth and subjectivity
  • 4. The stages of existence: forms of the aesthetic life
  • 5. The ethical life as the quest for selfhood
  • 6. Religious existence: religiousness
  • 7. Christian existence: faith and the paradox
  • 8. Kierkegaard's dual challenge to the contemporary world.

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書名 Kierkegaard : an introduction
著作者等 Evans, C. Stephen
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2009
ページ数 xvi, 206 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780521700412
NCID BB00184108
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス