Review by: Gordon Marino, professor of Philosophy, director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library, and author of Kierkegaard in the Present Age - October 1, 2011
In 1992 Ronald M. Green published Kierkegaard and Kant: The Hidden Debt . More than any other study, this book sparked a new and powerful interest in the relationship between Kant and Kierkegaard. The Hidden Debt brought the great existentialist thinker into dialogue with Kant and was the prime mover behind a number of dissertations and scores of articles. Scholars have long awaited Green's effort to dig even more deeply into the connection between these immortal philosophers. Kant and Kierkegaard on Time and Eternity was well worth the wait! This wide ranging study examines such diverse subjects as the powerful link between Kierkegaard's Concept of Anxiety and Kant's Religion within the Limits of Reason, the need for historical faith in both thinkers, and Either/Or considered as “Kantian transcendental deduction.” Elegantly written and rigorously argued, Green's book should concentrate the attention of serious students of both philosophers.
Review by: M. Jamie Ferreira, Carolyn B. Barbour Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia - July 29, 2011
“Green has long done innovative work on the relation between the thought of Kant and of Kierkegaard, and this volume does the reader a great service by collecting a number of fine essays not otherwise easily accessible. He ties these essays together by putting them in a brand new perspective-namely, that of Kant and Kierkegaard's shared intense engagement with “the intersection of temporal experiences and timeless moral requirements.”