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Description - Kierkegaard on Ethics and Religion by W.Glenn Kirkconnell

Sren Kierkegaard is simultaneously one of the most obscure philosophers of the Western world and one of the most influential. His writings have influenced atheists and faithful alike. Yet there is still widespread disagreement on many of the most important aspects of his thought. Kierkegaard was deliberately obscure in his writings, forcing the reader to interpret and reflect as Socrates did with incessant questioning. But at the same time that Kierkegaard was producing his esoteric, pseudonymous philosophical writings, he was also producing simpler, direct religious writings. Kierkegaard always claimed that he was, despite appearances, a religious writer. This important book accepts that claim and tests it. By using Kierkegaards direct writings as he suggests, as the key to understanding the more obscure, indirect works, W. Glenn Kirkconnell aims to develop a coherent understanding of Kierkegaards authorship and his theories.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847060785
ISBN-10: 1847060781
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - W.Glenn Kirkconnell

W. Glenn Kirkconnell is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Georgia Perimeter College and at Santa Fe Community College, USA.

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