By Jon Stewart

ISBN-10: 113825231X

ISBN-13: 9781138252318

ISBN-10: 1409426416

ISBN-13: 9781409426417

There will be without doubt that almost all of the thinkers who're often linked to the existentialist culture, no matter what their real doctrines, have been in a single approach or one other motivated via the writings of Kierkegaard. This impression is so nice that it may be rather said that the existentialist circulate was once mostly liable for the most important enhance in Kierkegaard's foreign reception that happened within the 20th century. In Kierkegaard's writings you can find a wealthy array of innovations corresponding to anxiousness, depression, freedom, sin, the group, and affliction that each one got here to be normal motifs in existentialist literature. Sartre performed an enormous function in canonizing Kierkegaard as one of many forerunners of existentialism. in spite of the fact that, contemporary scholarship has been aware of his ideological use of Kierkegaard. certainly, Sartre exploiting Kierkegaard for his personal reasons and suspicions of misrepresentation and distortions have led contemporary commentators to return and reexamine the advanced relation among Kierkegaard and the existentialist thinkers. The articles within the current quantity function figures from the French, German, Spanish and Russian traditions of existentialism. They learn the wealthy and sundry use of Kierkegaard through those later thinkers, and, most significantly, they severely study his purported function during this recognized highbrow movement.

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