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Author Stewart, Jon (Jon Bartley), author.

Title Søren Kierkegaard : subjectivity, irony, and the crisis of modernity / Jon Stewart.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    198.9 STE    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 210 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index.
Summary "'Søren Kierkegaard: subjectivity, irony, and the crisis of Modernity' examines the thought of Søren 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 only model 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 is 'The 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 later famous books such as 'Either/Or' and 'Fear and Trembling'." -- Publisher description.
Contents The life and work of Kierkegaard as a "Socratic task" -- Hegel's view of Socrates -- Kierkegaard's view of Socrates -- Kierkegaard, Heiberg, and history -- Kierkegaard and romantic subjectivism -- The conception of Kierkegaard's Socratic task and the beginning of the authorship: 1843 -- Kierkegaard's Socratic task and the development of the pseudonymous works: 1844-6 -- Kierkegaard's Socratic task and the second half of the authorship: 1846-55.
Subject Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855. Om begrebet ironi.
ISBN 9780198747703 (hbk.)
0198747705 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9780198747703

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