Equality and Individuality: Thoughts on Two Themes in Kierkegaard

Journal of Religious Ethics 10 (2):171 - 203 (1982)
Abstract
The complicated interplay between equality and individuality in Kierkegaard's writings is explored. He is interpreted as affirming the notions conjointly; they modify and constrain each other in ways that constitute a bonding between them. Kierkegaard's claims are compared briefly with positions taken by modern moral philosophers and with historical controversies within Christian theology. Finally, two general effects of the bonding are noted: his dual affirmation forbids lines of interpretation of each notion otherwise possible, and a distinctive appraisal is fostered of the religious and ethical stakes we have in our involvements with one another.
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Graham M. Smith (2007). Kierkegaard: Responsibility to the Other. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 10 (2):181-197.
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