Volume 9: Kierkegaard and Existentialism (Kierkegaard by Jon Stewart

By Jon Stewart

There might be doubtless that almost all of the thinkers who're frequently linked to the existentialist culture, no matter what their real doctrines, have been in a single approach or one other prompted through the writings of Kierkegaard. This impression is so nice that it may be particularly acknowledged that the existentialist circulate used to be mostly accountable for the key increase in Kierkegaard's overseas reception that happened within the 20th century. In Kierkegaard's writings you will discover a wealthy array of strategies corresponding to anxiousness, melancholy, freedom, sin, the gang, and disorder that every one got here to be typical motifs in existentialist literature. Sartre performed a huge position in canonizing Kierkegaard as one of many forerunners of existentialism. even though, fresh scholarship has been conscious of his ideological use of Kierkegaard. certainly, Sartre looked to be exploiting Kierkegaard for his personal reasons and suspicions of misrepresentation and distortions have led fresh commentators to return and reexamine the advanced relation among Kierkegaard and the existentialist thinkers. The articles within the current quantity characteristic figures from the French, German, Spanish and Russian traditions of existentialism. They learn the wealthy and sundry use of Kierkegaard via those later thinkers, and, most significantly, they significantly learn his purported position during this recognized highbrow movement.

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