Thinking through Kierkegaard: Existential Identity in a by Peter J. Mehl

By Peter J. Mehl

Thinking via Kierkegaard is a serious review of Søren Kierkegaard's imaginative and prescient of the normatively human, of who we're and may aspire to turn into, and of what Mehl calls our existential identification. via a pragmatist exam of 3 of Kierkegaard's key pseudonymous "voices" (Judge William, Climacus, and Anti-Climacus), Peter J. Mehl argues that Kierkegaard's direction isn't the merely finish of our seek, yet in its place leads us to verify a plurality of paths towards a satisfying existential identity.   

 

Contrary to Kierkegaard's excellent of ethical personhood and orthodox Christian identification, Mehl goals to recognize the potential of pluralism in existential identities. through difficult sensitivity to the deep methods social and cultural context impacts human conception, interpretation and self?representation, Mehl argues that Kierkegaard isn't really easily researching but in addition engaging in a cultural building of the human being. 

Drawing on money owed of what it's to be somebody through favorite philosophers outdoor of Kierkegaard scholarship, together with Charles Taylor, Owen Flanagan, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Thomas Nagel, Mehl additionally works to bridge the analytic and continental traditions and reestablishes Kierkegaard as a wealthy source for situating ethical and religious id. This reexamination of Kierkegaard is usually recommended for a person attracted to what it capacity to be a person.

 

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