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Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life
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Kierkegaard and the Quest for Unambiguous Life: Between Romanticism and Modernism: Selected Essays

George Pattison


This book looks at Kierkegaard with a fresh perspective shaped by the history of ideas, framed by the terms romanticism and modernism. ‘Modernism’ here refers to the kind of intellectual and literary modernism associated with Georg Brandes, and such later nineteenth- and early twentieth-century figures as J. P. Jacobsen, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Ibsen (all often associated with Kierkegaard in early secondary literature), and the young Georg Lukacs. This movement, currently attracting increasing scholarly attention, fed into such varied currents of twentieth-century thought as Bolshevism (as in L ... More

Keywords: Kierkegaard, modernism, J. P. Jacobsen, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Ibsen, George Lukacs, Shestov, The Brenner, romantic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199698677
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Pattison, author
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford