- 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 the influence of German idealism on the works of Soren Kierkegaard. It suggests that Kierkegaard's essential concepts and ideas were influenced by Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling, and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and that his oeuvre can be best understood in the context of classical German philosophy. The chapter also considers Kierkegaard's views about the theology of sin and the problems in his reception of German idealism.
Lore Hühn is Professor of Philosophy specializing in Ethics and German Idealism at the University of Freiburg. She is a member of the directorial committees of the Interdisciplinary Center of Ethics (Freiburg) founded October 2005 and of the Schopenhauer Society. Since 2008 she has been president of the International Schelling Society and from 2009 a member of the editorial board of the Historico-Critical Edition of Schelling's Writings at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich; she is also a member of the advisory board to the ‘Nietzsche-Kommentar’ of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences.
Philipp Schwab is a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg. Since 2009, he has been Scientific Coordinator of a project on editing Schelling's Erlangen Lectures (funded by the Thyssen Stiftung). He has also been a visiting researcher at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen (2008), and at the Schelling Comission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, Munich (2010).
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