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Søren KierkegaardSubjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity$
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Jon Stewart

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198747703

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747703.001.0001

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Kierkegaard’s View of Socrates

Kierkegaard’s View of Socrates

(p.46) 3 Kierkegaard’s View of Socrates
Søren Kierkegaard

Jon Stewart

Oxford University Press

This chapter’s goal is to explore Kierkegaard’s understanding of Socrates and to see where he agrees or disagrees with Hegel. We look at Kierkegaard’s analysis of Socrates’ daimon, the trial and conviction of Socrates, and the relation of Socrates to the Sophists and to the later schools of philosophy. An account is also given of how Kierkegaard was exercised by Martensen and his lectures at the University of Copenhagen. We explore Kierkegaard’s response to Martensen’s article on Faust, and Kierkegaard’s two satirical works that were aimed at Martensen and his students, namely, The Conflict between the Old and the New Soap Cellars and Johannes Climacus, or De omnibus dubitandum est. Finally, we also introduce a lesser-known Danish figure, Andreas Frederik Beck, who wrote the first book review of The Concept of Irony. This insightful review gives us a snapshot of the contemporary assessment of the work.

Keywords:   Kierkegaard, Socrates, Sophists, daimon, Hans Lassen Martensen, The Concept of Irony, Faust

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