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Becoming Human: Kierkegaardian Reflections on Ethical Models in Literature
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By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Product Code: P515
ISBN: 9780881465419
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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What does it mean to become a human being? This question was persistently repeated by Kierkegaard scholar Howard V. Hong (1912-2010) to students during his forty-year tenure at St. Olaf College. As one of Dr. Hong's students, Jamie Lorentzen never forgot the question-one that always pointed to the ethical upbuilding of individuals. Lorentzen's Kierkegaard studies inform commentary on how central characters in four works of literature help readers answer Howard Hong's question. Twain's Huck Finn becomes human by being an unwitting ethicist despite himself and the pro-slavery culture in which he was reared. Ishmael and Queequeg's embrace of the neighbor and outcast in Melville's Moby-Dick is an ethical counterpoint to Ahab's terrifying narcissism. Meanwhile, Ibsen's famous narcissist, Peer Gynt, offers an archetypal negative ethical model for becoming human. Finally, Dostoevsky's Father Zosima and Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov show how ethics informs human development in both secular and religious cultures.
Kant and Kierkegaard on Time and Eternity
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By author: Ronald M. Green
Product Code: H830
ISBN: 9780881462555
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 275
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Building on his earlier work, Ronald Green presents Kant as a major inspiration of Kierkegaard's authorship. Green argues that Kant's ethics provided the rigor on which Kierkegaard drew in developing his concept of sin. He maintains that the chief difference between Kant and Kierkegaard has to do with whether we need a historical savior to restore our broken moral wills.
Kierkegaard's Metaphors
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By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Product Code: H548
ISBN: 9780865547315
Pages: 201
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Kierkegaard's Metaphors is a comprehensive discussion of how metaphor is informed by and befits Kierkegaard's entire authorship. It surveys contemporary Kierkegaardian literature that either directly or tangentially addresses Kierkegaard's metaphorical style, and literature by literary scholars, poets, and writers who address esthetic, philosophical, ethical, and religious implications of metaphor that are on par with Kierkegaard's treatment of metaphor.
Kierkegaard's Socratic Art
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By author: Daise
Product Code: P195
ISBN: 9780865546554
Pages: 134
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Repetition and the Fullness of Time: Gift, Task, and Narrative in Kierkegaard's Upbuilding Ethics
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By author: Randall G. Colton
Product Code: P474
ISBN: 9780881464627
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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In recent decades, many moral philosophers have begun to think more carefully about the significance of our inveterate story-telling habits for moral reflection. For some time those who promoted narrative's central role for ethics on a variety of levels seemed to be commanding the field; but more recently skeptics of narrative's relevance have begun to mount a vigorous resistance. Some of these struggles have played out on the terrain of Kierkegaard studies, and this book seeks to move the battle lines forward, both with respect to the significance of narrative more generally and to its place in Kierkegaard's authorship.

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