Kierkegaard's Writings, II: The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates/Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures / Edition 2

Kierkegaard's Writings, II: The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates/Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures / Edition 2

by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691020728

ISBN-13: 9780691020723

Pub. Date: 01/27/1992

Publisher: Princeton University Press

A work that "not only treats of irony but is irony," wrote a contemporary reviewer of The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates. Presented here with Kierkegaard's notes of the celebrated Berlin lectures on "positive philosophy" by F.W.J. Schelling, the book is a seedbed of Kierkegaard's subsequent work, both stylistically and thematically.

Overview

A work that "not only treats of irony but is irony," wrote a contemporary reviewer of The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates. Presented here with Kierkegaard's notes of the celebrated Berlin lectures on "positive philosophy" by F.W.J. Schelling, the book is a seedbed of Kierkegaard's subsequent work, both stylistically and thematically. Part One concentrates on Socrates, the master ironist, as interpreted by Xenophon, Plato, and Aristophanes, with a word on Hegel and Hegelian categories. Part Two is a more synoptic discussion of the concept of irony in Kierkegaard's categories, with examples from other philosophers and with particular attention given to A. W. Schlegel's novel Lucinde as an epitome of romantic irony.

The Concept of Irony and the Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures belong to the momentous year 1841, which included not only the completion of Kierkegaard's university work and his sojourn in Berlin, but also the end of his engagement to Regine Olsen and the initial writing of Either/Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691020723
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/27/1992
Series:
Kierkegaard's Writings Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
664
Sales rank:
1,038,485
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Historical Introduction,
The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates,
Theses,
Part One THE POSITION OF SOCRATES VIEWED AS IRONY,
Introduction,
I The View Made Possible,
II The Actualization of the View,
III The View Made Necessary,
Appendix Hegel's View of Socrates,
Part Two THE CONCEPT OF IRONY,
Introduction,
Observations for Orientation,
The World-Historical Validity of Irony, the Irony of Socrates,
Irony after Fichte,
Irony as a Controlled Element, the Truth of Irony,
Addendum NOTES OF SCHELLING'S BERLIN LECTURES,
Supplement,
Key to References,
Original Title Pages of The Concept of Irony,
Original First Page (manuscript) of Notes of Schelling's Berlin Lectures,
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to The Concept of Irony,
Editorial Appendix,
Acknowledgments,
Collation of The Concept of Irony in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works,
Notes,
Bibliographical Note,
Index,

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