David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Religious Ethics 10 (2):238 - 263 (1982)
This essay analyzes two diverse interpretations of Christian love in the writings of Søren Kierkegaard and Josiah Royce. Through the comparison of these two positions, I attempt to show not only the embeddedness of a conception of love in an entire theological vision but its usefulness as a lens for examining that position. I argue that Kierkegaard's interpretation of love tends to foster social inequality, a tendency rooted in his basic ontology. The Roycean view of love, resting upon a radically different ontology, avoids such problematic ethical implications.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Graham M. Smith (2007). Kierkegaard: Responsibility to the Other. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 10 (2):181-197.
T. F. Morris (1989). Kierkegaard on Despair and the Eternal. Sophia 28 (3):21-30.
Similar books and articles
Sharon Krishek (2008). Two Forms of Love: The Problem of Preferential Love in Kierkegaard's Works of Love. Journal of Religious Ethics 36 (4):595-617.
Sharon Krishek (2010). The Enactment of Love by Faith. Faith and Philosophy 27 (1):3-21.
Antony Aumann (2013). Self-Love and Neighbor-Love in Kierkegaard's Ethics. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2013 (1):197–216.
Sharon Krishek (2009). Kierkegaard on Faith and Love. Cambridge University Press.
Mark L. McCreary (2011). Deceptive Love: Kierkegaard on Mystification and Deceiving Into the Truth. Journal of Religious Ethics 39 (1):25-47.
John Lippitt (2012). Kierkegaard and the Problem of Special Relationships: Ferreira, Krishek and the 'God Filter'. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 72 (3):177-197.
Deidre Nicole Green (2013). Works of Love in a World of Violence: Kierkegaard, Feminism, and the Limits of Self‐Sacrifice. Hypatia 28 (3):568-584.
Stephen N. Dunning (1995). Love Is Not Enough. Faith and Philosophy 12 (1):22-39.
Troy A. Jollimore (2011). Love's Vision. Princeton University Press.
Edward Collins Vacek (1996). Love, Christian and Diverse: A Response to Colin Grant. Journal of Religious Ethics 24 (1):29-34.
Ulrika Carlsson (2010). Love as a Problem of Knowledge in Kierkegaard's Either/Or and Plato's Symposium. Inquiry 53 (1):41-67.
İlham Dilman (1998). Love: Its Forms, Dimensions, and Paradoxes. St. Martin's Press.
C. Stephen Evans (2004). Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations. Oxford University Press.
Amy Laura Hall (2000). Self-Deception, Confusion, and Salvation in "Fear and Trembling" with "Works of Love". Journal of Religious Ethics 28 (1):37 - 61.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads11 ( #308,441 of 1,902,168 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #135,281 of 1,902,168 )
How can I increase my downloads?