Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity
About the Book
It is often claimed that relativism, subjectivism and nihilism are typically modern philosophical problems that emerge with the breakdown of traditional values, customs and ways of life. The result is the absence of meaning, the lapse of religious faith, and feeling of alienation that is so widespread in modernity. The Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) gave one of the most penetrating analyses of this complex phenomenon of modernity. But somewhat surprisingly he seeks insight into it not in any modern thinker but rather in an ancient one, the Greek philosopher Socrates.
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Table of Contents
The Life and Work of Kierkegaard as a “Socratic Task”
- Lecture 1-1
- Lecture 1-2
- Lecture 1-3
Kierkegaard, Martensen and Hegelianism at the University of Copenhagen
- Lecture 2-1
- Lecture 2-2
- Lecture 2-3
Kierkegaard’s View of Socrates
- Lecture 3-1
- Lecture 3-2
- Lecture 3-3
Kierkegaard, Heiberg and History
- Lecture 4-1
- Lecture 4-2
- Lecture 4-3
Kierkegaard, P.M. Møller and Friedrich von Schlegel
- Lecture 5-1
- Lecture 5-2
- Lecture 5-3
The Conception of Kierkegaard’s Socratic Task: 1843: The Trip to Berlin and the Beginning of the Authorship
- Lecture 6-1
- Lecture 6-2
- Lecture 6-3
Kierkegaard’s Socratic Task: 1844-45: The Development of the Pseudonymous Works
- Lecture 7-1
- Lecture 7-2
- Lecture 7-3
- Lecture 7-4
Kierkegaard’s Socratic Task: 1846-55: The Second Half of the Authorship and the Attack on the Church
- Lecture 8-1
- Lecture 8-2
- Lecture 8-3
- Lecture 8-4
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