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  1. John Lippitt (2013). Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy: Some Recent Themes. In John Lippitt & George Pattison (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard. Oxford University Press.
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  2. John Lippitt (2013). Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, Volumes 4 and 5. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (4):810-814.
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  3. John Lippitt (2013). Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks Volume 4: Journals NB-NB5 Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks Volume 5: Journals NB6-NB10. [REVIEW] British Journal for the History of Philosophy:1-4.
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  4. John Lippitt & George Pattison (eds.) (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard. Oxford University Press.
    The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard brings together an outstanding selection of contemporary specialists and uniquely combines work on the background and context of Kierkegaard's writings, exposition of his key ideas, and a survey of his ...
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  5. George Pattison & John Lippitt (2013). Introduction. In John Lippitt & George Pattison (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard. Oxford University Press.
     
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  6. 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.
    Kierkegaard’s Works of Love has often been accused of being unable to deal adequately with ‘special relationships’. This debate has re-emerged in a fresh form in a recent disagreement in the secondary literature between M. Jamie Ferreira and Sharon Krishek. Krishek charges Ferreira with failing to acknowledge some important conflicts in Kierkegaard’s account of preferential love. In this article, I argue that some key passages are indeed insufficiently addressed in Ferreira’s account. Yet ultimately, I argue, Krishek ends up condemning the (...)
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  7. John Lippitt (2010). Humor and Irony in the Postscript. In Rick Anthony Furtak (ed.), Kierkegaard's 'Concluding Unscientific Postscript': A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  8. John Lippitt (2009). True Self-Love and True Self-Sacrifice. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 66 (3):125 - 138.
    In recent commentary on Kierkegaard’s Works of Love , a distinction is commonly drawn between ‘proper’ and ‘selfish’ forms of self-love. In arguing that not all vices of self-focus can be captured under the heading of selfishness, I seek to distinguish selfishness from self-centredness. But the latter vice has a far more handsome cousin: proper self-focus of the kind necessary for ‘becoming a self’. As various feminist thinkers have argued, this will be missed if we valorise self-sacrifice too (...)
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  9. John Lippitt (2008). Divine Motivation Theory. Faith and Philosophy 25 (4):451-454.
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  10. John Lippitt (2008). What Neither Abraham nor Johannes de Silentio Could Say. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 82 (1):79-99.
    Though there are significant points of overlap between Michelle Kosch's reading of Fear and Trembling and my own, this paper focuses primarily on a significant difference: the legitimacy or otherwise of looking to paradigmatic exemplars of faith in order to understand faith. I argue that Kosch's reading threatens to underplay the importance of exemplarity in Kierkegaard's thought, and that there is good reason to resist her use of Philosophical Fragments as the key to interpreting the 'hidden message' of Fear and (...)
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  11. John Lippitt (2007). Cracking the Mirror: On Kierkegaard's Concerns About Friendship. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 61 (3):131 - 150.
    In this article, I offer a brief account of some of Kierkegaard’s key concerns about friendship: its “preferential” nature and its being a form of self-love. Kierkegaard’s endorsement of the ancient idea of the friend as “second self” involves a common but misguided assumption: that friendship depends largely upon likeness between friends. This focus obscures a vitally important element, highlighted by the so-called “drawing” view of friendship. Once this is emphasized, we can see a significant aspect - though by no (...)
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  12. John Lippitt (2007). Getting the Story Straight: Kierkegaard, Macintyre and Some Problems with Narrative. Inquiry 50 (1):34 – 69.
    As part of the widespread turn to narrative in contemporary philosophy, several commentators have recently attempted to sign Kierkegaard up for the narrative cause, most notably in John Davenport and Anthony Rudd's recent collection Kierkegaard After MacIntyre: Essays on Freedom, Narrative and Virtue. I argue that the aesthetic and ethical existence-spheres in Either/Or cannot adequately be distinguished in terms of the MacIntyre-inspired notion of 'narrative unity'. Judge William's argument for the ethical life contains far more in the way of substantive (...)
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  13. John Lippitt (2005). Is a Sense of Humour a Virtue? The Monist 88 (1):72-92.
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  14. John Lippitt (2005). Kierkegaard After MacIntyre. Faith and Philosophy 22 (4):496-502.
  15. John Lippitt (2005). Telling Tales. Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 2005 (1).
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  16. John Lippitt (2004). Kierkegaard and Fear and Trembling. Ars Disputandi 4.
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  17. John Lippitt (2004). The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kierkegaard and Fear and Trembling. Routledge.
    Kierkegaard is widely regarded as the 'father of existentialism', although his influence can be observed across the spectrum of twentieth century continental philosophy and philosophy of religion. Fear and Trembling is his most compelling and popular work and is heralded as a benchmark in twentieth century philosophy. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kierkegaard and Fear and Trembling examines the major themes that arise in this classic work of religious and existential philosophy. It also explores the broader aspects of Kierkegaard's influence (...)
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  18. John Lippitt (2003). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Kierkegaard and Fear and Trembling. Routledge.
    Kierkegaard, described by Wittgenstein as "by far the most profound thinker of the [nineteenth] century," has influenced a wide range of philosophers and theologians. Fear and Trembling , which investigates the nature of faith and its relation to ethics via a discussion of the story of Abraham and Isaac, is one of Kierkegaard's most compelling and popular works. Kierkegaard and Fear and Trembling introduces and assesses: * Kierkegaard's life and the background to Fear and Trembling * The ideas and text (...)
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  19. John Lippitt (2002). D. Z. Phillips and Timothy Tessin (Eds) Kant and Kierkegaard on Religion (London and New York: Macmillan and St Martin's Press, 2000). Pp. XXI+303. £45.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0 333 79023. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 38 (2):225-246.
  20. John Lippitt (2000). Humour and Irony in Kierkegaard's Thought. St. Martin's Press.
    Irony, humor and the comic play vital yet under-appreciated roles in Kierkegaard's thought. Focusing upon the Concluding Unscientific Postscript , this book investigates these roles, relating irony and humor as forms of the comic to central Kierkegaardian themes. How does the comic function as a form of "indirect communication"? What roles can irony and humor play in the infamous Kierkegaardian "leap"? Do certain forms of wisdom depend upon possessing a sense of humor? And is such a sense of humor thus (...)
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  21. John Lippitt (1999). Alastair Hannay and Gordon D. Marino (Eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998). Pp. XIII+428. £40·00 (US$59·95) Hbk; 14·95 (US$18·95) Pbk. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 35 (3):371-384.
  22. John Lippitt (1999). Illusion and Satire in Kierkegaard's Postscript. Continental Philosophy Review 32 (4):451-466.
    This paper investigates Johannes Climacus''s infamous satire against Hegelianism in the Concluding Unscientific Postscript. In considering why Climacus aims to show speculative thought as comical rather than simply mistaken, it is argued that Climacus sees the need for the comic as a vital form of ''indirect communication.'' The thinker who approaches ethical and religious questions in an inappropriately ''objective'' manner is in the grip of an illusion which can only be dispelled by his coming to see his own confusion, and (...)
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  23. John Lippitt & Daniel Hutto (1998). Making Sense of Nonsense: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 98 (3):263–286.
    The aim of this paper is to make sense of cases of apparent nonsense in the writings of Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Against commentators such as Cora Diamond and James Conant, we argue that, in the case of Wittgenstein, recognising such a category of nonsense is necessary in order to understand the development of his thought. In the case of Kierkegaard, we argue against the view that the notion of the 'absolute paradox' of the Christian incarnation is intended to be nonsensical. (...)
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  24. John Lippitt (1997). A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to Salvation: Climacus as Humorist in Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Religious Studies 33 (2):181-202.
    According to James Conant, the 'revocations' made of the "Concluding Unscientific Postscript" and the "Tractatus" by their authors mean that we should view these texts as containing 'simple nonsense'. I firstly criticize the reading of the Postscript's 'revocation' which leads Conant to this conclusion. Next, I aim to show why we shall better understand the revocation's significance if we pay close attention to two factors: the pseudonymous author Johannes Climacus's description of himself as a 'humorist'; and, more importantly, what the (...)
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  25. John Lippitt (1996). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (2):196-198.
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  26. John Lippitt (1996). Existential Laughter. Cogito 10 (1):63-72.
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  27. Ancaster Hall, Terence Wilkerson Esq, Jane Johnson, Mrs Marlene Teague, Michael Bavidge, Jonathan Wolff, Watford Campus, John Lippitt, Wall Hall & Roger Woolhouse (1995). What's On in Philosophy. Philosophy 1:3rd.
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  28. John Lippitt (1995). Humour and Release. Cogito 9 (2):169-176.
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  29. John Lippitt (1995). Humour and Superiority. Cogito 9 (1):54-61.
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  30. John Lippitt (1995). Two Books About Nietzsche. Philosophy Now 12:39-40.
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  31. John Lippitt (1994). Humour and Incongruity. Cogito 8 (2):147-153.
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  32. John Lippitt (1994). Nietzsche: 150 Not Out. Philosophy Now 10:9-11.
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  33. John Lippitt (1993). Book Reviews. [REVIEW] British Journal of Aesthetics 33 (2):196-198.
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  34. John Lippitt (1992). Nietzsche, Zarathustra and the Status of Laughter. British Journal of Aesthetics 32 (1):39-49.
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