On Søren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemics, Lost Intimacy, and Time

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Routledge, Mar 2, 2017 - Philosophy - 278 pages
Tracing a path through Kierkegaard's writings, this book brings the reader into close contact with the texts and purposes of this remarkable 19th century Danish writer and thinker. Kierkegaard writes in a number of voices and registers: as a sharp observer and critic of Danish culture, or as a moral psychologist, and as a writer concerned to evoke the religious way of life of Socrates, Abraham, or a Christian exemplar. In developing these themes, Mooney sketches Kierkegaard's Socratic vocation, gives a close reading of several central texts, and traces 'The Ethical Sublime' as a recurrent theme. He unfolds an affirmative relationship between philosophy and theology and the potentialities for a religiousness that defies dogmatic creeds, secular chauvinisms, and restrictive philosophies.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
The Gadfly in Copenhagen
Seduction
Socrates Becomes
Lost Intimacy Words on
PART Two Love Ethics and Tremors in Time
A Seaward Look Renews Time
Perils in Polarity Crossing the AestheticEthical
Spectacular Diversions
Gifts in WorldRenewal Repetition is Requited
PART Three Plenitude Prayer and an Ethical Sublime
Possibilities Imparted The Artistry of Intimate
Humor Takes it Back Revocation Opens
Plenitude and Prayer Words Instill Silence
Bibliography
Index

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Edward F. Mooney is Professor in the Departments of Religion and Philosophy at Syracuse University, USA, and is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Sonoma State University, USA.

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