How to Read Kierkegaard

How to Read Kierkegaard

by John D. Caputo
     
 

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John D. Caputo offers a compelling account of Kierkegaard as a thinker of particular relevance in our postmodern times, who set off a revolution that counts Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida among its heirs. His conceptions of truth as a self-transforming deed and his haunting account of the single individual seem to have been written especially with us in mind

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John D. Caputo offers a compelling account of Kierkegaard as a thinker of particular relevance in our postmodern times, who set off a revolution that counts Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida among its heirs. His conceptions of truth as a self-transforming deed and his haunting account of the single individual seem to have been written especially with us in mind Extracts include Kierkegaard s classic reading of the story of Abraham and Isaac, the revolutionary theory that truth is subjectivity, and his groundbreaking analysis of modern bourgeois life "

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393330786
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
How to Read Series
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
620,724
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

John D. Caputo is the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University and a specialist in the interface between postmodern thought and contemporary religion. His latest books are The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event and After the Death of God, coauthored with Gianni Vattimo. He is also the author of On Religion.

Simon Critchley is a best-selling author and the Hans Jonas Professor at the New School for Social Research. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing, Infinitely Demanding, The Book of Dead Philosophers, The Faith of the Faithless, Bowie, Memory Theatre and Suicide.

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