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Placing Kierkegaard squarely within the current of contemporary continental philosophy, The New Kierkegaard reveals intriguing insights into the philosopher's work and thinking. By reading Kierkegaard deconstructively, the 13 lively essays in this volume seek a deeper understanding of his work in philosophy, religion, and aesthetics. These readings explore the breadth of Kierkegaard's thought and unfold the richness of his views on the human condition. Consideration of a broad range of themes-from irony and madness to love and experience-and texts-Either/Or, Philosophical Fragments, Works of Love, and Fear and Trembling-emphasizes the ambiguities, dialectical tensions, and open-endedness of Kierkegaard's philosophical writings. These innovative and original commentaries give Kierkegaard a fresh look and bring him into present-day discussions and debates in continental philosophy. Contributors are Jacob Boggild, John D. Caputo, Mark Dooley, Joakim Garff, Robert Gibbs, Elsebet Jegstrup, Richard Kearney, John Llewelyn, Roger Poole, Vanessa Rumble, John Vignaux Smyth, Jason Wirth, and David Wood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253216236
ISBN-10: 0253216230
Format: Paperback
(5969mm x 3963mm x 19mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Elsebet Jegstrup

Elsebet Jegstrup is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Elon University and formerly Associate Professor of Philosophy at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia.