Journals Higher Education
Important We hope you are enjoying our new website. More information about the changes



This item is printed to order. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within 5-10 days.

Published: 10 January 2013

264 Pages


ISBN: 9780199698677

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life

Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

George Pattison

  • Clear focus on Kierkegaard's contemporary Danish context to enhance understanding of his work
  • Treatment of themes such as boredom, carnival, political violence, and ambiguity draws out the wider implications of Kierkegaard's thought
  • Discussion of unusual aspects of Kierkegaard's reception (e.g. Kassner, Bauemler, de Beauvoir) demonstrates the breadth of Kierkegaard's influence in the 21st century
  • Application of Kierkegaard to interpreting historical and fictional cases of self-deception, highlights the link to moral psychology
  • Contextualizes Kierkegaard's Christian apologetic in an original way and shows how Christianity can respond to the psychological and cultural dimensions of modernity