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Published: 01 March 2013

254 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199698677

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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