The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard brings together some of the most distinguished contemporary contributors to Kierkegaard research together with some of the more gifted younger commentators on Kierkegaards work. There is significant input from scholars based in Copenhagens Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, as well as from philosophers and theologians from Britain, Germany, and the United States. Part 1 presents some of the philological,historical and contextual work that has been produced in recent years, establishing a firm basis for the more interpretative essays found in following parts. This includes looking at the history of his published and unpublished works, his cultural and social context, and his relation to Romanticism, German Idealism, theChurch, the Bible, and theological traditions. Part 2 moves from context and background to the exposition of some of the key ideas and issues in Kierkegaards writings. Attention is paid to his style, his treatment of ethics, culture, society, the self, time, theology, love, irony, and death. Part 3 looks at the impact of Kierkegaards thought and at how it continues to influence philosophy, theology, and literature. After an examination of issues around translating Kierkegaard, this sectionincludes comparisons with Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein, as well as examining his role in modern theology, moral Philosophy, phenomenology, postmodernism, and literature.
- Publication Date:
- 31 / 01 / 2013