Kierkegaard as an Antimodern Moralist: Re-Thinking “Socio-Political” Categories in Recent Kierkegaard Scholarship

The aim of this paper is to reassess Kierkegaard’s position as a “sociopolitical” thinker. In Section I the limitations of certain prevailing interpretations of Kierkegaard’s socio-political thought are discussed. In Sections II and III I advance a hermeneutic label which I believe to be more adequa...

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Published in:Kierkegaard studies / Yearbook
Main Author: Rossatti, Gabriel Guedes
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2016
In:Kierkegaard studies / Yearbook
Year: 2016, Volume: 2016, Issue: 1, Pages: 51-74
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:The aim of this paper is to reassess Kierkegaard’s position as a “sociopolitical” thinker. In Section I the limitations of certain prevailing interpretations of Kierkegaard’s socio-political thought are discussed. In Sections II and III I advance a hermeneutic label which I believe to be more adequate to his thought, that of “antimodern.” Finally, in Section IV I draw some general conclusions with regard to the importance-not only for socio-political studies of Kierkegaard but also for other approaches-of understanding his place in the tradition of thought to which he belongs: that of the “moralists.”
ISSN:1612-9792
Contains:In: Kierkegaard studies / Yearbook
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/kierke-2016-0106