Kierkegaard and confucius: The religious dimensions of ethical selfhood

To date, there have been few attempts to compare the thought of Confucius and Kierkegaard, and these few attempts have focused on the contrast between Kierkegaard’s stress on the individual and Confucius’s emphasis on the social aspect of human existence. In this article, I point instead to substantial agreement between the analyses of ethical existence offered by Confucius and two of Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous figures, Judge William of Either/Or and Johannes Climacus of The Concluding Unscientific Postscript . I seek to use this parallelism to better discern the specific character of Confucius’s religious consciousness.
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P. J. Ivanhoe (2000). Confucian Moral Self Cultivation. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).

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