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Published: 04 January 2018

240 Pages | 23 Figures


ISBN: 9780198785224

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Søren Kierkegaard

Subjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity

Jon Stewart

  • Explores how Kierkegaard deals with the problems associated with relativism, the lack of meaning, and the crisis of religious faith that are typical of modern life
  • Provides an authoritative introduction to the life and thought of Søren Kierkegaard for first-time readers
  • Examines Kierkegaard's analysis and understanding of the pressing issues of modernity and to try to come to terms with the relevance of his views for our lives today
  • Shows how Kierkegaard sought insight into these modern issues, somewhat paradoxically, in the ancient philosopher Socrates
  • Focuses on The Concept of Irony as a crucially important text at the beginning of Kierkegaard's literary career