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Søren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity

Jon Stewart


This book is an introductory text that attempts to introduce the thought of Søren Kierkegaard to first-time readers. But unlike most introductions to the Danish thinker that rehearse clichés about the stage theory, this book takes a new approach. At the end of his life Kierkegaard says that the only model that he ever had for his work was the Greek philosopher Socrates. This book takes this statement by Kierkegaard as its point of departure. It tries to explore what Kierkegaard meant by this and to show how different aspects of his writing and argumentative strategy can be traced back to Socra ... More

Keywords: Kierkegaard, Socrates, The Concept of Irony, irony, relativism, subjectivism, nihilism, alienation, freedom, meaninglessness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198747703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Stewart, author
Associate Professor, Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen