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Thinking through Kierkegaard

Existential Identity in a Pluralistic World

by Peter J. Mehl

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Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy of religion,
  • Christianity - General,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Movements - Pragmatism,
  • Philosophy / Pragmatism,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • 1813-1855,
  • Kierkegaard, Sren,,
  • Kierkegaard, S²ren,

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10227647M
    ISBN 100252029879
    ISBN 109780252029875

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Kierkegaard, Søren | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Book; Published by: University of Illinois Press; View contents. View Citation; summary. Thinking through Kierkegaard is a critical evaluation of Søren Kierkegaard's vision of the normatively human, of who we are and might aspire to become, and of what Mehl calls our existential identity.

Through a pragmatist examination of three of Cited by: 5. Through a pragmatist examination of three of Kierkegaard's key pseudonymous "voices" (Judge William, Climacus, and Anti-Climacus), Peter J.

Mehl argues that Kierkegaard's path is not the only end of our search, but instead leads us to affirm a plurality of paths toward a fulfilling existential identity. _xB_Contrary to Kierkegaard's ideal of Cited by: 5. Book Description: Thinking through Kierkegaard is a critical evaluation of Søren Kierkegaard's vision of the normatively human, of who we are and might aspire to become, and of what Mehl calls our existential identity.

This book gives a really nice history of Pietism, explaining what the issues were and then showing how Kierkegaard’s thinking was shaped by that Pietist heritage.

For me, it made sense of a lot of Kierkegaard’s thinking to see it from this perspective. Thinking through Kierkegaard: Thinking through Kierkegaard: Existential Identity in a Pluralistic World.

it is that the author is not bold enough in his rejection of Kierkegaard's single-mindedness. The book is a rewriting of some six papers published by the author over nearly twenty years. To some extent this shoehorning shows, but the Author: Kenneth Greenhalgh.

Thinking through Kierkegaard is a critical evaluation of Søren Kierkegaard's vision of the normatively human, of who we are and might aspire to become, and of what Mehl calls our existential identity.

Through a pragmatist examination of three of Kierkegaard's key pseudonymous "voices" (Judge William, Climacus, and Anti-Climacus), Peter Thinking through Kierkegaard book.

Mehl. Agreed, Either/Or is the closest you will come to a full picture of Kierkegaard's philosophy. As with most of Kierkegaard's writing Either/Or is a dense text. I was introduced to Kierkegaard through The Sickness Unto Death, and after that I read Works of Love.

While I do think The Sickness Unto Death is one of Kierkegaard's greatest works, I wouldn't recommend it for someone unfamiliar. Get this from a library. Thinking through Kierkegaard: existential identity in a pluralistic world.

[Peter J Mehl] -- "Thinking through Kierkegaard is a critical evaluation of Soren Kierkegaard's vision of the normatively human, of who we are and might aspire to become, and of what Peter J. Mehl calls our. The first new translation of Kierkegaard's masterwork in a generation brings to vivid life this essential work of modern philosophy.

Brilliantly synthesizing human insights with Christian dogma, Soren Kierkegaard Thinking through Kierkegaard book, inThe Concept of Anxiety as a landmark "psychological deliberation," suggesting that our only hope in overcoming anxiety was not.

This book brings together a thoughtfully curated collection of essays that offers Kierkegaard as an important resource for anyone thinking through the intersection of religion, ethics, and social life in twenty-first century contexts.

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (/ ˈ s ɒr ə n ˈ k ɪər k ə ɡ ɑːr d / SORR-ən KEER-kə-gard, also US: /-ɡ ɔːr /-⁠gor, Danish: [sɶːɐ̯n̩ ˈkʰiɐ̯kəˌkɒˀ] (); 5 May – 11 November ) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

He wrote critical texts on organized Alma mater: University of Copenhagen. The philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard has been a major influence in the development of 20th-century philosophy, especially existentialism and postmodernism. Søren Kierkegaard was a 19th-century Danish philosopher who has been labeled by many as the "Father of Existentialism", although there are some in the field who express doubt in labeling him an existentialist to.

According to Kierkegaard's pseudonym Anti-Climacus, the fundamental task of human existence is to become, and continue to be, a Christian. As he writes in Practice in Christianity, this is ‘the greatest examination a human being has to take, to which his whole life is assigned ’ 1 Central to his conception of Christianity is following after and imitating Christ, who is the prototype.

About The Book. There are few authors as repeatedly quoted and consistently unread as Søren gaard himself is partly to blame for this: his style is dense, his thoughts complex.

And yet embedded within his writings and journals are metaphors and truths so deep and vivid, they can overwhelm you with an almost blinding clarity about the life of true. Translated from the Danish by Walter Lowrie, David Swenson, and Alexander Dru The Danish philosopher Kierkegaard is one of the master thinkers of the modern age, a defining influence on existentialism and on twentieth-century theology, and this brilliantly tailored selection from his vast and varied writings--made by the great English poet W.H Auden--is a perfect4/5.

Introduction: Kierkegaard's existential anthropology and the search for self --Judge William: strong evaluative identity --Johannes Climacus: spiritual existence intensified by reflection --Anti-Climacus: theological selfhood and the dialectics of despair --In the twilight of modernity: Kierkegaard reconstructed --Conclusion: Kierkegaard.

Discussed in this essay: Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard, by Clare Carlisle. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. pages. $ Throughout its history, philosophy has been marked by figures who sought to demolish the prevailing intellectual systems of their moment—to practice “philosophy with a hammer,” as Friedrich Nietzsche put it—in order to.

Another of Auden’s works beholden to Kierkegaard is The Age of Anxiety (), a Joycean poem in Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse about four New Yorkers during World War II.

Auden’s poem is psychological as much as theological, but he might have approved Carlisle’s summary of Kierkegaard’s book, The Concept of Anxiety ().

Fear and Trembling (original Danish title: Frygt og Bæven) is a philosophical work by Søren Kierkegaard, published in under the pseudonym Johannes de silentio (John of the Silence). The title is a reference to a line from Philippians" continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling."Author: Søren Kierkegaard.

– Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, in one of his earliest journal entries, Stephen Backhouse has added another book to the evolving literature which aims to understand the man and the thoughts of Søren Kierkegaard.

Stephen makes a highly valuable contribution through his book new book ‘Kierkegaard: A Single Life’ (). Thinking through Kierkegaard: Existential Identity in a Pluralistic World. By Peter J. Mehl. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press. xii+ pp. This is an enjoyable and worthwhile book.

It is in many ways a breath of fresh air, a systematic and coherent attempt to place Kierkegaard's major ideas about. The ironic pen-name Kierkegaard uses should be more than enough warning that things aren't necessarily what they seem, so if anyone tells you what this book is about, or what Kierkegaard intended, I suggest you take it with a grain of salt, read this book, and decide for ts of Kierkegaard will tell you the meaning of this book in terms of his personal 5/5(5).

Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche were two of the first philosophers considered fundamental to the existentialist movement, though neither used the term "existentialism" and it is unclear whether they would have supported the existentialism of the 20th century.

They focused on subjective human experience rather than the objective truths of. I get asked this question a lot by my students, and although it seems like a fairly straightforward question to answer, it's not, because of how Kierkegaard wrote.

I mean that in two ways. First, he wrote in different “modes” or styles: there are. This volume contains a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators, of two works written under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus.

Through Climacus, Kierkegaard contrasts the paradoxes of Christianity with Greek and modern philosophical thinking. In Philosophical Fragments he begins with Greek Platonic philosophy, exploring the implications 3/5(3). The significance of this perspective notwithstanding, it cannot, I suggest, serve as the final word on the "medium" of comedy.

Indeed, in this essay I will argue that two philosophers widely considered conservative in their political orientations--G.W.F. Hegel and Leo Strauss--present, ironically, a radically different image of Aristophanes and comedy than the one.

This line of thinking is not "enjoyable"; it is edifying and important. In so far as Kierkegaard "makes faith possible" for us moderns, and because Mullen does such a great job, I would say the book is a challenging and joyous (joyous in the big sense of the word) enterprise.

Read this book even if you think you won't like by: 8. Books on Kierkegaard in English. Note: This bibliography is still in rough form. It lists books on Kierkegaard in English from to If a book has more than one printing or edition, only the first is listed.

Peter J. Thinking through Kierkegaard: Existential Identity in a Pluralistic World University of Illinois Press, In Works of Love – or, better translated, Love’s Deeds – (), Kierkegaard gives us a beautiful book, again of a whole different genre (as indeed he published edifying discourses throughout these years).

As God loves us agapeistically (unconditionally, irrespective of our merits) so are we called to love our neighbour. The book is a strange composite of compassion for others. The difficulty of reading Kierkegaard and writing about him lies in an entirely different order than that which we generally presuppose: hardly there occurs in Kierkegaard any technical-philosophical terms like “ontology”, “epistemology”, “speculative” etc.

The difficulty lies in the existential horizon of Kierkegaard’s thinking. The continuing popularity and influence of Søren Aabye Kierkegaard remains something of a minor gaard himself would undoubtedly find some humor in this development as a part of his overall philosophical project was to provide a full-frontal assault on the growing dominance of ‘objective’ thinking and the hyper-professionalization of all areas of.

On finding meaning Kierkegaard agrees that life can be absurd and that meaning could be hard to come by. As opposed to Nietzsche, who said the death of God caused this, Søren argued that, in the.

Søren Kierkegaard (—) Søren Kierkegaard is an outsider in the history of philosophy. His peculiar authorship comprises a baffling array of different narrative points of view and disciplinary subject matter, including aesthetic novels, works of psychology and Christian dogmatics, satirical prefaces, philosophical “scraps” and “postscripts,” literary reviews, edifying.

Kierkegaard meant it in a very specific way. Truth acquired this way is; "An objective uncertainty, held fast through appropriation with the most passionate inwardness, is the truth, the highest truth there is for an existing person.". Moore has done us a great service in sifting through Kierkegaard and giving us his essential writings.

Here is a book to be savored, enjoyed, and yes, provoked by. Donald Bloesch, author, The Crisis of Piety An important and helpful guide to Kierkegaard’s spirituality. Gregory A. Clark, North Park UniversityFile Size: 2MB. Michael O’Neill Burns’ new book Kierkegaard and the Matter of Philosophy goes a long way to overcome this sad state of affairs.

(Despite no reference to politics in the title, the book is the first in a new series by Rowman & Littlefield that “aims to mine the rich resources of philosophers in the ‘continental’ tradition to thinking the political.”)Author: Lars Tønder.

SUMMARY (ENTIRE BOOK) The great mid-nineteenth century Danish poet-philosopher, in this classic philosophical text, explores, through the story of Abraham and his willing sacrifice of his son Issac, the nature of belief.

It is in this text that Kierkegaard most clearly reveals his philosophical “leap of faith.”. While Heidegger is the father of the ontological wing of existential thinking, Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, is ontological only incidentally. Nevertheless, I feel that an ontology is quite clearly discernible in Kierkegaard and, by first formulating it and then contrasting it with that of Heidegger, a certain insight can be gained.

Thomas J. Millay on Jeffrey Hanson’s Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith Jeffrey Hanson, Kierkegaard and the Life of Faith: The Aesthetic, the Ethical, and the Religious in Fear and Trembling, Indiana University Press,pp., $ Any serious consideration of the story of Abraham and Isaac is bound to produce anxiety—perhaps even sleep deprivation.

Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share on Google+; We recently invited Dr. Mark Tietjen to contribute a series of articles on Søren Kierkegaard, to celebrate the soon-to-be released volume Kierkegaard’s Writings on the Logos Digital Library.

This is a monumental occasion, given that it has taken 50 years for Kierkegaard’s entire corpus of writings to be .The book has multiple takeaways but to get there various concepts get thrown at the reader through the paradoxes that Kierkegaard always has lurking about in his books.

The particular is not the universal and the universal needs the particular, or Adam is not the race but each man is a member of the race.The Philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard.

By: The Philosophy of Siren Kierkegaard I enjoyed this book although the recording is flawed. Kierkegaard is worth the struggle to get through it an I appreciate the production in fairly inexpensive and brief offerings. Kierkegaard’s position gave him the time to develop his thinking and.