Between Nihilism and Faith: A Commentary in Either/or

Between Nihilism and Faith: A Commentary in Either/or

by Karsten Harries
     
 

ISBN-10: 311022688X

ISBN-13: 9783110226881

Pub. Date: 03/17/2010

Publisher: De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.

If the Enlightenment turned to reason to reoccupy the place left vacant by the death of God, the last two centuries have undermined such faith in reason. We cannot escape this history. The specter of nihilism haunts Either/Or. To exorcize it is

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If the Enlightenment turned to reason to reoccupy the place left vacant by the death of God, the last two centuries have undermined such faith in reason. We cannot escape this history. The specter of nihilism haunts Either/Or. To exorcize it is Kierkegaard’s most fundamental concern. But where are we to turn? To an aesthetic transfiguration of, or escape from reality? Does ethics promise an answer? Or is all that is left an irrational leap to religion? All such questions are shadowed by the specter of Kitsch.What does it mean to be authentic in the modern world?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110226881
Publisher:
De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
Publication date:
03/17/2010
Series:
Kierkegaard Studies. Monograph Series, #21
Pages:
176
Age Range:
18 Years

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