- List of Contributors
- References to Kierkegaard's Works
- Abbreviations of Titles of Kierkegaard's Works
- The Textual Inheritance
- Kierkegaard and the End of the Danish Golden Age
- Kierkegaard and Copenhagen
- Kierkegaard and German Idealism
- Kierkegaard and Romanticism
- Kierkegaard and the Church
- Kierkegaard and Greek Philosophy
- Kierkegaard and the Bible
- Kierkegaard and the History of Theology
- Pseudonyms and ‘Style’
- Selfhood and ‘Spirit’
- Formation and the Critique of Culture
- Time and History
- Kierkegaard's Theology
- Society, Politics, and Modernity
- Translating Kierkegaard
- Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
- Kierkegaard and Heidegger
- Kierkegaard and Phenomenology
- Kierkegaard and Postmodernism
- Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and the Wittgensteinian Tradition
- Kierkegaard and Moral Philosophy: Some Recent Themes
- Kierkegaard as Theologian: A History of Countervailing Interpretations
- Kierkegaard and Modern European Literature
- Kierkegaard and English Language Literature
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's thoughts about selfhood and spirit. It analyses Kierkegaard's conceptions of self, passion, and will in his psychological works and , suggesting that these works offer more direct or dialectical analyses of different conscious states. The chapter also considers Kierkegaard's view about existentialism and personalism, and his belief that selfhood is the goal rather than the presupposition of existence.
John J. Davenport is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is the author of Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality: From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard (Routledge, 2012); Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness (Fordham, 2007), as well as several essays on Kierkegaard and ethics, character, free will, and eschatological faith. He co-edited Kierkegaard After MacIntyre (Open Court, 2001) with Anthony Rudd.
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