- 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 ethics and his use of ‘the ethical’ his works, suggesting that the ethical is the most used concept in his works and his views about it are complex. It evaluates his treatment of the ethical in his and his opinion about the significance of the divine authority in , and also considers his account of ethical obligations towards others in his .
C. Stephen Evans is University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University. He formerly held positions at Calvin College, St Olaf College (where he directed the Hong Kierkegaard Library), and Wheaton College. He is the author of many books, including Kierkegaard's Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations (Oxford University Press, 2004), Kierkegaard: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments (Oxford University Press, 2010) and Divine Authority and the Foundations of Moral Obligation (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Robert C. Roberts is Distinguished Professor of Ethics at Baylor University. His main interest is the moral psychology of the virtues. He also works on ancient moral psychology and epistemology, and the writings of Søren Kierkegaard. He is at work on a sequel of Emotions: An Essay in Aid of Moral Psychology (Cambridge University Press 2003) entitled Emotions and Virtues: An Essay in Moral Psychology. He is the author, with W. Jay Wood, of Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology (Clarendon Press 2007) and Spiritual Emotions (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 2007). He has published articles in The Philosophical Review, Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, and other journals.
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