Continental Philosophy Review 42 (2):221-248 (2009)

Antony Aumann
Northern Michigan University
This paper provides an account of Kierkegaard’s central criticism of the Danish Hegelians. Contrary to recent scholarship, it is argued that this criticism has a substantive theoretical basis and is not merely personal or ad hominem in nature. In particular, Kierkegaard is seen as criticizing the Hegelians for endorsing an unacceptable form of intellectual elitism, one that gives them pride of place in the realm of religion by dint of their philosophical knowledge. A problem arises, however, because this criticism threatens to apply to Kierkegaard himself. It is shown that Kierkegaard manages to escape this problem by virtue of the humorous aspect of his work.
Keywords Faith  Reason  Kierkegaard  Hegel  Danish Hegelianism  Fideism
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DOI 10.1007/s11007-009-9104-2
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