Kierkegaard on Politics

Kierkegaard on Politics

by Barry Stocker


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This investigation of Kierkegaard as a political thinker with regard to the Danish context, and to his place in the history of political thought, deals with the more direct discussion of politics in Kierkegaard, and the ways in which political ideas are embedded in his literary, aesthetic, ethical, philosophical ,and religious thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137372314
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/22/2013
Series: Palgrave Pivot
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 147
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Barry Sker teaches philosophy at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Philosophy, University College London, UK. He is the author of Derrida on Deconstruction (2006), and is currently working on a book about liberty in Foucault.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Tarquinius and Brutus: Political Fear and Trembling 3. Previous Perspectives on Kierkegaard and Politics 4. Kierkegaard and the Danish Political Community 5. Communities of Liberty 6. Ethical and Legal Community 7. Tragic Community 8. Political Irony 9. Conclusion Index

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