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Description - Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood by Peder Jothen

In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Seeing human formation as interrelated with aesthetics makes art a vital dimension of human existence. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's conception of the aesthetic, Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood argues that Kierkegaard's primary concern is to provocatively explore how a self becomes Christian, with aesthetics being a vital dimension for such self-formation. At a broader level, Peder Jothen also focuses on the role, authority, and meaning of aesthetic expression within religious thought generally and Christianity in particular.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409470168
ISBN-10: 1409470164
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peder Jothen

Peder Jothen is Assistant Professor, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, USA.

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