Gesellschaft und Kritische Philosophie: Kierkegaards und Jaspers’ Analyse der geistigen Situation Europas im Vergleich

Kierkegaard is an epochal philosopher who represented-not only in himself, but also in his philosophical Total-Tanke-the signs and concerns of an entire age: he defined not only his own Danish Golden Age, but he also contributed significantly to understanding its own deeper crisis through a relentle...

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Published in:Kierkegaard studies / Yearbook
Main Author: Granito, Alessandra
Format: Electronic Article
Language:German
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Published: 2016
In:Kierkegaard studies / Yearbook
Year: 2016, Volume: 2016, Issue: 1, Pages: 217-234
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
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Summary:Kierkegaard is an epochal philosopher who represented-not only in himself, but also in his philosophical Total-Tanke-the signs and concerns of an entire age: he defined not only his own Danish Golden Age, but he also contributed significantly to understanding its own deeper crisis through a relentless critique of culture and society in nineteenth-century Copenhagen. In the context of the analysis and the reception of A Literary Review (En Literair Anmeldelse, 1846), and in relation to Kierkegaard’s influence on philosophical and sociological perspectives in contemporary criticism, this paper explores: 1) Kierkegaard’s influence on Karl Jaspers’ book Man in the Modern Age (Die geistige Situation der Zeit, 1931) with particular reference to the latter’s conception of modernity and mass society; 2) the philosophical assumptions underlying the “European spiritual situation” and the destructive aspects of contemporary mass society according to Kierkegaard’s social and political thought; 3) the relevance of Kierkegaard’s diagnosis of the crisis as an opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of the origin and the nature of human existence.
ISSN:1612-9792
Contains:In: Kierkegaard studies / Yearbook
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/kierke-2016-0113