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    Revolutionizing the Right to Revolt: Søren Kierkegaard and the Responsibility to Revolt.Jamie Aroosi - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):265-285.
    The right to revolt is a central concept in political philosophy, denoting when it is justified to replace a corrupt government with a new one. As such, it is a normative concept that would-be revolutionaries should consult in order to determine the justness of a possible revolution. However, this article argues that within Kierkegaard’s thought lies a wholly new conception of revolution that does not look to describe when it might be just to revolt but that instead sees revolution as (...)
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    Kierkegaard’s Hermeneutics of Anxiety and Agonistic Hermeneutics.Ștefan Bârzu - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):175-191.
    The issue of anxiety has been thoroughly debated in Kierkegaardian scholarship from multiple standpoints and traditions, but not so much when it comes to the hermeneutic undertone. This article is primarily concerned with tackling the concept of anxiety as a hermeneutical concept, or working with it through hermeneutical lenses; nevertheless, the implications go deeper—making a case for an original hermeneutic anxiety, an agonistic trait of hermeneutics. By exploring the hermeneutical dimensions of the Kierkegaardian anxiety we unravel a whole genealogy of (...)
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    What Thinkers Call “the Other”.Henrik Jøker Bjerre - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):231-242.
    In the opening of The Sickness unto Death, Anti-Climacus establishes the essential relation to otherness that characterizes the human self. He also defines two different modes of failing to live in accordance with this relation, which are subsequently described as “feminine” and “masculine” despair. Starting from this somewhat surprising gendering of despair, the article compares Kierkegaard’s understanding of self and other to that of psychoanalysis. It is claimed that psychoanalysis offers a fruitful reinterpretation of the meaning of “the Other,” while (...)
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    Time or Eternity? An Approach to the Kierkegaardian Notion of Spirit Through the Movement of Finitude in Dialogue with Levinas.Raquel Carpintero Acero - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):315-340.
    This paper aims to portray the human being as spirit, in dialogue with Levinas’ first philosophy. The relation between time and eternity is addressed in the work of both Kierkegaard and Levinas. However, in Kierkegaard’s notion of spirit there lies a discernible further development of the relation between the subject and that which transcends it. In Kierkegaard’s authorship, the absolute exteriority of the eternal does not break or suspend the finite structure of the subject. Contrary to Levinas’ critique of the (...)
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    Law and Gospel, Distinction and Dialectic: C.F.W. Walther, Søren Kierkegaard, and the Rich Young Ruler.David Lawrence Coe - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):403-418.
    Nineteenth-century Lutheran giants C.F.W. Walther and Søren Kierkegaard both stressed over the application of Martin Luther’s doctrine of Law and Gospel. Both viewed Law and Gospel as concepts to be distinguished and as concepts that dialectically belong together. To his Pelagian audience tempted to abuse the Law and abolish the Gospel, Walther stressed the distinction of Law and Gospel. To his Antinomian audience tempted to abuse the Gospel and abolish the Law, Kierkegaard stressed the dialectic of Law and Gospel. Walther (...)
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    Kierkegaard’s Strong Anti-Rationalism: Offense as a Propaedeutic to Faith.Frank Della Torre & Ryan Kemp - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):193-214.
    In a now classic paper, Karen Carr argues that Kierkegaard is a religious “anti-rationalist”: He holds that reason and religious truth exist in necessary tension with one another. Carr maintains that this antagonism is not a matter of the logical incoherence of Christianity, but rather the fact that genuine submission to Christ precludes approaching him through demonstration. In this essay, we argue that while Kierkegaard is in fact an anti-rationalist, the literature has failed to appreciate the full strength of his (...)
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    Voice and Fertility, (Self‐)Impregnation and (Inter‐)Dependence: The Pseudonyms and Their (Narratives About) Wives.Henrike Fürstenberg - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):73-93.
    By analyzing prefaces and other short excerpts written by different pseudonyms, this paper explores the pseudonymous authors’ relation to their spouses. It assumes that recurring motifs in the prefaces, such as ‘voice’ and the metaphor of ‘fertility,’ reveal, often in ironic tones, general gender-related aspects of identity in Kierkegaard’s works. The paper thus explores how the seemingly stereotyped and archaic conception of gender in the prefaces, such as the pseudonymous author’s assertion of superiority of reasoning through writing over the immediacy (...)
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  8. Either/Or_ Read as _Bildungsroman.Joakim Garff - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):3-33.
    In this article, I investigate Either/Or’s generic affinity with the Bildungsroman. I demonstrate that it both imitates the topological structure of this genre and that it is likewise composed of a number of formation narratives and tropes that mirror the Bildungsroman. This is documented by following the development of an often-overlooked textual figure at the conclusion of the second part of Either/Or and through a reading of “The Seducer’s Diary” as a demonic Bildungsroman with maieutic implications. Finally, I examine the (...)
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    “A Place of Rest at the Foot of the Altar”: Topological Categories and Correlations in Kierkegaard’s Last Discourse at the Communion on Fridays.Albrecht Haizmann - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):123-138.
    This article describes a rhetorical characteristic of Kierkegaard’s thirteen Discourses “at the Communion” on Fridays, namely, their way of expressing religious truths, theological distinctions, and homiletic statements by a certain concept of space, place and movement, thus making them existentially accessible. It illustrates the fundamental meaning of this series of discourses and especially the last discourse for Kierkegaard’s entire work as an author. By focussing on the topological categories and correlations in the last discourse, the article demonstrates the constitutive role (...)
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    Revisiting the Czech Reception of Kierkegaard in Early 20th Century.Anna Janoušková & Jakub Marek - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):419-431.
    This article revisits the existing accounts of the early Czech Kierkegaard reception. It argues that Kierkegaard has had a greater reception than previously assumed and that one must take into account the cultural and historical contexts. Two major points are made: first, the earliest Kierkegaard reception was closely related to the Czech national political struggles and Kierkegaard was used as a political argument supporting the need for a Czech national reformed Church. Second, we provide evidence for a surprising politicized Catholic (...)
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    Toward an Upbuilding Metapsychology: Kierkegaard, Lacan, and the Infinite Movement.Joe Larios - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):341-368.
    This paper seeks to consider the similarities between Kierkegaard’s life stages and Lacan’s orders to demonstrate that we can understand each description in a structurally similar way to the other. Accordingly, a reading of Kierkegaard is developed that uses his life stages to describe a metapsychology, and a reading of Lacan is developed that shows how his orders can be conceived of progressively. All this leads to a further analysis of the different ways in which each stage relates to repetition (...)
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    Wielding Fear and Trembling Against Religious Violence and Bigotry.Thomas P. Miles - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):35-48.
    It can be unnerving to read and teach Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling in a world plagued by religious violence. The book’s praise of Abraham as the “father of faith” precisely for his willingness to kill his son Isaac, combined with its suggestion that through faith one could “suspend” ethics, seems to provide a defense and even an endorsement of religiously motivated violence. In order to see why this is a misreading of the text, we will need to go beyond arguments (...)
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    The Logic of Contemporaneity: On Anti-Climacus’s Philosophy of History.Thomas J. Millay - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):95-121.
    Near the end of Practice in Christianity, Kierkegaard’s pseudonym Anti-Climacus denies that progress occurs within history. We are not getting better every day, in every way. According to Anti-Climacus, we are the same as we have always been. This essay sets Anti-Climacus’s denial of progress in its historical context, arguing that he develops a counter-philosophy of history which combats the prevailing Hegelianism of his age. The essay also draws connections between Anti-Climacus’s philosophy of history and the themes of imitation and (...)
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    Kierkegaard’s View on Theater “with Continual References” to Contemporary Theater Theories.András Nagy - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):141-173.
    There are several reasons to explore the role theater played in the life of Søren Kierkegaard and in the inspiration for his works. There are probably more reasons to analyze the role Kierkegaard played for theater, both as a source of inspiration and as a thinker reflecting on different facets of drama, performance, and acting. In the present study I focus on the diversity and complexity of Kierkegaard’s views on theater to elaborate on the possible connections and types of influence (...)
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    Repetition and the Art of Writing Novels.Fernanda Rojas & Nassim Bravo - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):49-72.
    In this paper we wish to analyze how Kierkegaard understood the art of writing novels, that is, as a way to express and develop the life-view of the author. We would like to argue that this notion, presented for the first time in From the Papers of One Still Living, was put into practice in the short novel Repetition, in which Kierkegaard used the biblical story of Job to explain the development of selfhood through the existential category of repetition. According (...)
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    Heiberg’s Article on History and Kierkegaard’s Critique.Jon Stewart - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):503-526.
    This article provides an introduction to Johan Ludvig Heiberg’s “On the Principle of the Beginning of History” from 1843. The Danish poet, playwright and critic attended Hegel’s lectures in Berlin in 1824 and returned to Copenhagen a convinced Hegelian. He spent the next two decades pursuing a campaign to spread the word about Hegel’s philosophy in the Kingdom of Denmark. His little-known article on history draws substantially on Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of History, which had been published by Heiberg’s (...)
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    Johan Ludvig Heiberg’s “On the Principle of the Beginning of History”.Jon Stewart - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):485-502.
    This article provides an English translation of Johan Ludvig Heiberg’s “On the Principle of the Beginning of History,” which was published in Heiberg’s journal the Intelligensblade in 1843. This is the first translation of this article into any language. A general introduction to this work is provided in the article that follows “Heiberg’s Article on History and Kierkegaard’s Critique.”.
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    Colossal Vacuums: Kierkegaard and the Rise of the Public in the Anthropocene.Niels Wilde - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):243-263.
    In this paper, I argue that the debate in the environmental humanities about the reconceptualization of the human being as one vs. many in light of the Anthropocene, resembles the very structure of Kierkegaard’s notion of the public as a compound object composed of individuals. Further, I argue that the public provides not only a model for understanding the ontological makeup of the Anthropos but also serves as an early version of it. Hence, the public plays a role in the (...)
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    ‚Für das Bestehende spendiert‘: Die Kategorie des Korrektivs als Instrument der schriftstellerischen und existentiellen Selbstpositionierung Kierkegaards.Roman Winter-Tietel - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):287-311.
    The concept of the corrective is among Kierkegaard’s pivotal categories of self-interpretation. Situated mainly in his journals, it is used by Kierkegaard for the purpose of specifying his task as a religious author. The overall goal of the present article is systematically to develop the concept and its relation to and relevance for Kierkegaard’s entire oeuvre. In doing so, it will contextualize the term and its use by invoking related concepts, such as the martyr, the fool in Christ or the (...)
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    Kierkegaard and Religionswissenschaft: A Source- and Reception-Historical Survey.Eric Ziolkowski - 2022 - Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 27 (1):433-481.
    The subject of this two-part article is the bearing of Søren Kierkegaard’s writings, and of their reception, upon the development of Religionswissenschaft or the comparative study of religion. This first part opens by taking account of Kierkegaard’s own awareness of, and relationship to, “non-Christian” religions, including his late reading of Schopenhauer; then considers Kierkegaard in juxtaposition with his contemporary F. Max Müller, the Sanskritist and foundational pioneer of comparative religion, and the two men’s contrasting relations to F.W.J. Schelling; and finally (...)
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