Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, and the Crisis of Modernity

Hardcover | November 18, 2015

byJon Stewart

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Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, and the Crisis of Modernity examines the thought of Soren Kierkegaard, a unique figure, who has inspired, provoked, fascinated, and irritated people ever since he walked the streets of Copenhagen. At the end of his life, Kierkegaard said that the onlymodel he had for his work was the Greek philosopher Socrates. This work takes this statement as its point of departure. Jon Stewart explores what Kierkegaard meant by this and to show how different aspects of his writing and argumentative strategy can be traced back to Socrates. The main focus isThe Concept of Irony, which is a key text at the beginning of Kierkegaard's literary career. Although it was an early work, it nevertheless played a determining role in his later development and writings. Indeed, it can be said that it laid the groundwork for much of what would appear in his laterfamous books such as Either/Or and Fear and Trembling.

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Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, and the Crisis of Modernity examines the thought of Soren Kierkegaard, a unique figure, who has inspired, provoked, fascinated, and irritated people ever since he walked the streets of Copenhagen. At the end of his life, Kierkegaard said that the onlymodel he had for his work was the Greek philos...

Jon Stewart is Associate Professor at the Soren Kierkegaard Research Centre, at the University of Copenhagen. He is the editor of the series Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Texts from Golden Age Denmark and Danish Golden Age Studies. He is the coeditor of the Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook and Kierkegaard Studies ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.85 inPublished:November 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of FiguresIntroduction1. The Life and Work of Kierkegaard as a "Socratic Task"2. Hegel's View of Socrates3. Kierkegaard's View of Socrates4. Kierkegaard, Heiberg, and History5. Kierkegaard and Romantic Subjectivism6. The Conception of Kierkegaard's Socratic Task and the Beginning of the Authorship: 18437. Kierkegaard's Socratic Task and the Development of Pseudonymous Works: 1844-468. Kierkegaard's Socratic Task and the Second Half of the Authorship: 1846-55BibliographyIndex