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Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical

Anthony Rudd

Abstract

This book introduces, explains, and discusses some of Søren Kierkegaard's central ideas, showing their relevance to current debates in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of religion. The book uses these ideas to illuminate questions about the foundations of morality and the nature of personal identity, as discussed by analytical philosophers such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams, and Philippa Foot. This book offers a way forward from the sterile conflict between the view that morality and religion are based on objective reasoning and the view that they are merely exp ... More

Keywords: Søren Kierkegaard, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, morality, personal identity, religion, meaning

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198752189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752189.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony Rudd, author