- 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 analyses Soren Kierkegaard's views about formation of identity and critique of culture. It suggests that the Kierkegaardian notion of culture and formation has a broad range of meanings which include ideas about moral teaching, intellectual training, and existential self-relationship. The chapter also considers deconstructive novels of formation, and the context of Kierkegaard's concept of formation and culture based on his work .
Joakim Garff is Associate Research Professor at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre in Copenhagen and a co-editor of Søren Kierkegaards Skrifter. He is author of SAK (2000), an award winning biography of Kierkegaard, translated into English as Søren Kierkegaard: A Biography (Princeton University Press, 2005). From 1992 to 1999 he was Chair of the Danish Kierkegaard Society, and is currently working on Kierkegaard and the concept of culture.
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