Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook 20 (1):31-54 (2015)

Rasmus Rosenberg Larsen
University of Toronto at Mississauga
We may correctly say that Søren Kierkegaard is one of the most influential Christian-religious thinkers of the modern era, but are we equally justified in categorizing his writings as foundationally religious? This paper challenges a prevailing exclusive-theological interpretation that contends that Kierkegaard principally writes from a Christian dogmatic viewpoint. I argue that Kierkegaard’s religion is better understood as an outcome of his philosophical analysis of human nature. Conclusively, we should appreciate Kierkegaard first as a philosopher, whose aim is the explication of human subjectivity, and not primarily as an orator of Christian orthodoxy.
Keywords Kierkegaard  Subjectivity  Existentialism  self  theology  idealism  morality
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DOI 10.1515/kierke-2015-0104
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Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy: Some Recent Themes.John Lippitt - 2013 - In John Lippitt & George Pattison (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard. Oxford University Press.

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