Historical Dictionary Of Kierkegaard's Philosophy

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Watkin provides a contextual introduction to Kierkegaard's 19th century world of Copenhagen, a chronology of events and key figures in his life, as well as definitions of the key systems of his thought_theology, existentialism, literature, and psychology. The extensive bibliographical section covers secondary literature and electronic materials of help to researchers. The appendix includes detailed information on his writings, along with a list of his pseudonyms. This book is useful not only as a guide for experienced scholars, but also as an introduction to new students of Kierkegaard's Philosophy.

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...rich repository of information...Watkin's valuable volume should be in every university, college, school, and public library concerned with the origins and contemporary relevance of great ideas.
Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie
The dictionary itself is of particular value because it does not just explain briefly typical Kierkegaardian concepts. It has entries on persons who influenced Kierkegaard (e.g. Hegel and Schelling), or were in contact with him (e.g. H.-P. Kofoed-Hansen and F.C. Strube), or were influenced by him (e.g. Heidegger and Sartre) as well. Especially the biographies of less known persons, who pop up in Kierkegaard's correspondence, will be appreciated.
...rich repository of information...Watkin's valuable volume should be in every university, college, school, and public library concerned with the origins and contemporary relevance of great ideas.
International Studies in Philosophy
...an important and much needed research tool for students of Kierkegaard and...the political, cultural, and social issues of the first six decades of nineteenth century Denmark....Its most helpful feature is the inclusion of all the articles of each volume of Kierkegaardiana, International Kierkegaard Commentary, Bibliotheca Kierkegaardiana, and the two series began in the 1990s at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center in Copenhagen: Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, and Kierkegaard Studies Monograph Series....This multifaceted tool will be used by scholars and graduate students for many years.
Entries place Kierkegaard in historical and geographic context, introduce his writings, and explain many of his concepts. They provide information on Kierkegaard and his contemporaries, and also on other relevant thinkers. An attempt has been made to mention those who are hard to find in other modern dictionaries. Relevant 19th-century events and institutions are given some mention, as are obscure terms with historical reference to Kierkegaard's life as a citizen of Copenhagen. Includes a chronology, and appendices on Kierkegaard's writings and pseudonyms. Watkin teaches philosophy at the University of Tasmania. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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The late Julia Watkin was a leading scholar in the field of Kierkegaard Research and a senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tasmania, where she directed the Søren Kierkegaard Research Unit.

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