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A new introduction to Kierkegaard, guiding the student through the key concepts of his work by examining the overall development of his ideas.
Patrick Sheil read English and Modern Languages at King's College, Cambridge, where he then completed an M.Phil. and a Ph.D. on Kierkegaard and Levinas. His publications include Kierkegaard and Levinas: The Subjunctive Mood (Ashgate, 2010). He currently works as a news writer and web developer for Cambridgeshire County Council.
Table of Contents
|Introduction, Historical Context and Biographical Outline||p. 1|
|Short Introduction: A Starting Place for Kierkegaard||p. 1|
|Biographical Outline||p. 6|
|Influences and Historical Context||p. 11|
|Central Themes and Key Motifs||p. 19|
|The Occasion and an Occasion for Starting||p. 19|
|The Multiplicity||p. 42|
|The Varieties of Immediacy in Works from the Mid-1840s||p. 48|
|Immediacy and the Religious Follower||p. 54|
|Immediacy in The Sickness unto Death||p. 58|
|Ethics and Love||p. 66|
|In Search of the Ethical||p. 66|
|Starting with God||p. 72|
|How is It to be Done?||p. 79|
|Starting with My Wretchedness||p. 81|
|True Love is Wanting to be in the Wrong!||p. 86|
|Uneasy Participation||p. 89|
|Despair and Hope||p. 92|
|Despair in The Sickness unto Death||p. 92|
|Despair Leading into Hope||p. 101|
|Kierkegaard and Paul: Romans and Corinthians in Works of Love||p. 103|
|His Continuing Relevance: Community and the Individual||p. 110|
|The Impenitent Crowd||p. 110|
|Individuals and 'the Idea'||p. 115|
|Kierkegaard versus the Herd||p. 117|
|Denmark's a Prison||p. 119|
|Kierkegaard: Conservative Revolutionary||p. 122|
|Faith in Others as a Basis||p. 124|
|Community and Individuality||p. 129|
|Democracy and Equality||p. 133|
|Adorno's Critique||p. 136|
|Kierkegaard on the Offensive||p. 144|
|Alternative Endings||p. 149|
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