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dc.contributor.authorKrumrei, Kevin.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2005-05-21T13:54:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1391
dc.description.abstractKierkegaardian Intersubjectivity and the Question of Ethics and Responsibility By Kevin Krumrei. Kierkegaard's contributions to philosophy are generally admitted and recognized as valuable in the history of Western philosophy, both as one of the great anti-Hegelians, as the founder (arguably) of existentialism, and as a religious thinker. However valid this may be, there is similarly a generally admitted critique of Kierkegaard in the Western tradition, that Kierkegaard's philosophy of the development of the self leads the individual into an isolated encounter with God, to the abandonment of the social context. In other words, a Kierkegaardian theory of intersubjectivity is a contradiction in terms. This is voiced eloquently by Emmanuel Levinas, among others. However, Levinas' own intersubjective ethics bears a striking resemblance to Kierkegaard's, with respect to the description and formulation of the basic problem for ethics: the problem of aesthetic egoism. Further, both Kierkegaard and Levinas follow similar paths in responding to the problem, from Kierkegaard's reduplication in Works of Love, to Levinas' notion of substitution in Otherwise than Being. In this comparison, it becomes evident that Levinas' reading of Kierkegaard is mistaken, for Kierkegaard's intersubjective ethics postulates, in fact, the inseparability and necessity of the self s responsible relation to others in the self s relation to God, found in the command, "you shall love your neighbour as yourself."en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectKierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855en_US
dc.subjectKierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855en_US
dc.subjectKierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855en_US
dc.subjectIntersubjectivity.en_US
dc.subjectSelf (Philosophy)en_US
dc.subjectEthics, Modernen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy and religion.en_US
dc.titleKierkegaardian intersubjectivity and the question of ethics and responsibilityen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Philsophyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanititiesen_US


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