Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love

by M. Jamie Ferreira
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195378849

ISBN-13: 9780195378849

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Soren Kierkegaard's Works of Love (1847), a series of deliberations on the commandment to love one's neighbor, has often been condemned by critics. Here, Ferreira seeks to rehabilitate Works of Love as one of Kierkegaard's most important works. He shows that Kierkegaard's deliberations on love are highly relevant to some important themes in contemporary ethics,

Overview

Soren Kierkegaard's Works of Love (1847), a series of deliberations on the commandment to love one's neighbor, has often been condemned by critics. Here, Ferreira seeks to rehabilitate Works of Love as one of Kierkegaard's most important works. He shows that Kierkegaard's deliberations on love are highly relevant to some important themes in contemporary ethics, including impartiality, duty, equality, mutuality, reciprocity, self-love, sympathy, and sacrifice. Ferreira also argues that Works of Love bears on issues peculiar to a religious ethic, such as the role of God as "middle term," and the possibility of preserving the aesthetic dimensions of love in a religious ethic of relation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195378849
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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