- 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 the views of Soren Kierkegaard about the concept of death. It examines the historical reasons why death might have featured with especial prominence in the work of a writer concerned with the parlous state of post-Hegelian Christianity and explains that Kierkegaard saw more of death before his thirtieth birthday than most people see in a lifetime. The chapter also explains the meaning of death in the mention of death in some of his works, including , , and .
Patrick Stokes is Lecturer in Philosophy at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia and a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire. He has previously held research positions at Hertfordshire, the University of Copenhagen, and St Olaf College. He is the author of Kierkegaard's Mirrors: Interest, Self, and Moral Vision (Palgrave, 2010) and Editor (with Adam Buben) of Kierkegaard and Death (Indiana University Press, 2011).
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