Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard

Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard

Philosophical Engagements
Edited by Edward F. Mooney
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/24/2008
Format: paper 304 pages, 2 figures
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-21995-4
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Ethics, Love, and Faith in Kierkegaard collects essays from 13 leading scholars that center on key themes that characterize Kierkegaard's philosophy of religion. With their unique focus on notions of the self, views on the command to love one's neighbor, thoughts on melancholy and despair, and the articulation of religious vision, the essays in this volume cover the breadth and depth of Kierkegaard's philosophical and religious writings. Poised at the intersection of Kierkegaard's moral psychology and its religious significance, they offer vivid testimony to the ongoing power of his unique and fervent religious spirit. Students and scholars alike will find new light shed on questions that define Kierkegaard's philosophy and religion today.

Author Bio

Edward F. Mooney is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Syracuse University. He is author of On Søren Kierkegaard: Dialogue, Polemic, Lost Intimacy, and Time and Selves in Discord and Resolve: Kierkegaard's Moral-Religion Psychology.

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"A very fine set of Kierkegaard scholars address important issues in his thought." —Merold Westphal, Fordham University

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Socratic and Christian Care for the Self
Part 1. Commitment, Personality, and Identity
1. Kierkegaard on the Self Hubert L. Dreyfus
2. Affectation, or the Invention of the Self: A Modern Disorder Bruce H. Kirmmse
3. Postscript Ethics: Putting Personality on Stage Edward F. Mooney
4. Kierkegaard on Commitment, Personality, and Identity Alastair Hannay
Part 2. Natural and Commanded Love
5. Love and the Discipline of Philosophy Rick Anthony Furtak
6. Kierkegaard and Ethical Theory Robert C. Roberts
7. "The Problematic Agapeistic Ideal—Again" M. Jamie Ferreira
8. Kierkegaard on Natural and Commanded Love Alastair Hannay
Part 3. Melancholy and Despair
9. Despair and Depression Gordon Marino
10. Spleen Essentially Canceled—yet a Little Spleen Retained N. J. Cappelorn, translated by K. Brian Söderquist
11. Kierkegaard on Melancholy and Despair Alastair Hannay
Part 4. Trust, Faith, and Reason
12. Philosophy and Dogma: The Testimony of an Upbuilding Discourse George Pattison
13. The Dangers of Indirection: Plato, Kierkegaard, and Leo Strauss M. G. Piety
14. Abraham's Final Word Daniel W. Conway
15. Faith as Eschatological Trust in Fear and Trembling John J. Davenport
16. Silence and Entering the Circle of Faith Alastair Hannay
Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index