- 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 the concept of irony. It provides an overview of the different forms of irony in Kierkegaard's work and evaluates how the pervasive negativity of irony plays different roles in different contexts. The chapter analyses how Kierkegaard understood irony as a rhetorical tool and how he used it throughout his authorship, suggesting that most of his discourses about irony can be found in and .
K. Brian Söderquist is Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Theology, and Co-general Editor of the new translation of Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, published by Princeton University Press. Söderquist received his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 2005, has a Master's degree from Yale University, and a Bachelor's degree from Utah State University. He has published a book and numerous articles on Kierkegaard and German Romanticism and Idealism. His other interests include French existentialism and aesthetics.
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