Publisher: Oxford University Press
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This book shows how Kierkegaard developed his view in emphatic opposition to prevailing opinions, including certain metaphysical claims about the relation of thought to existence. It describes his reaction to the ethical and religious theories of Kant and Hegel, and it also contrasts his position with doctrines currently being advanced by men like Feuerbach and Marx. Kierkegaard´s seminal diagnosis of the human condition, which emphasises the significance of individual choice, has arguably been his most striking philosophival legacy, particularly for the growth of existencialism. Both that and his arresting but paradoxical conception of religious belief are critically discussed, Patrick Gardiner concluding this lucid introduction by indicating salient ways in which they have impinged on contemporary thought.
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