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    Kierkegaard and the Classical Virtue Tradition.Mark A. Tietjen - 2010 - Faith and Philosophy 27 (2):153-173.
    This paper affirms the thesis that Kierkegaard can be properly and profitably read in light of the virtue tradition, broadly construed. I consider several objections to this thesis, including the idea that Kierkegaard largely opposes the culture of antiquity out of which the virtue tradition comes, that Kierkegaard’s emphasis on duty and the commanded nature of love is incompatible with genuine concerns of virtue ethics, and that Kierkegaard’s concept of faith is incompatible with a strong concern for the virtues. Then (...)
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    Antitheory and Edification: Williams and Kierkegaard on Some Possibilities for Philosophy.Mark A. Tietjen - 2012 - International Philosophical Quarterly 52 (4):471-486.
    This paper shows the remarkable compatibility of the thought of Bernard Williams and Søren Kierkegaard regarding what Williams would call the “limits” of philosophical ethics and practice. In different ways both Williams and Kierkegaard critique a reductionist conception of the ethical life, its obligations, and the prescriptions that ethical theories make based upon such conceptions. Additionally, the high level of reflectiveness in their respective societies worries both. For Williams the concern is an epistemological one, whereas for Kierkegaard the issue is (...)
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    Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue: Authorship as Edification.Mark A. Tietjen - 2013 - Indiana University Press.
    In contrast to recent postmodern and deconstructionist readings, Mark A. Tietjen believes that the purpose behind Kierkegaard's writings is the moral and religious improvement of the reader. Tietjen defends Kierkegaard against claims that certain features of his works, such as pseudonymity, indirect communication, irony, and satire are self-deceived or deceitful. Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue reveals how they are directly related to the virtues or moral issues being discussed. In fact, Tietjen argues, the manner of presentation is a critical element of (...)
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    Merold Westphal: Kierkegaard’s Concept of Faith.Mark A. Tietjen - 2015 - Faith and Philosophy 32 (4):471-474.
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