Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good

Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good is a major study of Kierkegaard's relation to Kant that gives a comprehensive account of radical evil and the highest good, two controversial doctrines with important consequences ...

Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good

Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good is a major study of Kierkegaard's relation to Kant that gives a comprehensive account of radical evil and the highest good, two controversial doctrines with important consequences for ethics and religion.

Kierkegaard on Self Ethics and Religion

In this book, Roe Fremstedal provides a compelling reconstruction of how Kierkegaard develops wholeheartedness in the context of his views on moral psychology, meta-ethics and the ethics of religious belief.

Kierkegaard on Self  Ethics  and Religion

Many of Søren Kierkegaard's most controversial and influential ideas are more relevant than ever to contemporary debates on ethics, philosophy of religion and selfhood. Kierkegaard develops an original argument according to which wholeheartedness requires both moral and religious commitment. In this book, Roe Fremstedal provides a compelling reconstruction of how Kierkegaard develops wholeheartedness in the context of his views on moral psychology, meta-ethics and the ethics of religious belief. He shows that Kierkegaard's influential account of despair, selfhood, ethics and religion belongs to a larger intellectual context in which German philosophers such as Kant and Fichte play crucial roles. Moreover, Fremstedal makes a solid case for the controversial claim that religion supports ethics, instead of contradicting it. His book offers a novel and comprehensive reading of Kierkegaard, drawing on important sources that are little known.

Kierkegaard s God and the Good Life

Note that Fremstedal's discussion of this topic also appears in chapter 5 of his book Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good: Virtue, Happiness, and the Kingdom of God (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). 40.

Kierkegaard s God and the Good Life

Collected critical essays analyzing Kierkegaard’s work in regards to theology and social-moral thought. Kierkegaard’s God and the Good Life focuses on faith and love, two central topics in Kierkegaard’s writings, to grapple with complex questions at the intersection of religion and ethics. Here, leading scholars reflect on Kierkegaard’s understanding of God, the religious life, and what it means to exist ethically. The contributors then shift to psychology, hope, knowledge, and the emotions as they offer critical and constructive readings for contemporary philosophical debates in the philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, and epistemology. Together, they show how Kierkegaard continues to be an important resource for understandings of religious existence, public discourse, social life, and how to live virtuously. “All in all, the editors of this volume have put together a thoughtful and sometimes provocative collection of essays by a number of Kierkegaard scholars and philosophers for the reader’s consideration. . . . The volume undoubtedly makes a contribution to contemporary philosophical debates in the philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, and epistemology, especially with regard to the importance of faith and love for leading a good and meaningful human life.” —International Journal for Philosophy of Religion “Invites the reader to think anew about what Kierkegaard was saying and what we can learn from him in the context of our time, particularly what it means to become a Christian in terms of the moral task of love and living a life worthy of a human being.” —Sylvia Walsh, translator of Kierkegaard’s Discourses at the Communion on Fridays

Augustine and Kierkegaard

... Theory and Practice in Kant and Kierkegaard (De Gruyter, 2004); and Roe Fremstedal, Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). 16. For Kant, the ethical requirement applies universally, ...

Augustine and Kierkegaard

This anthology includes cutting edge scholars who bring Augustine into dialogue with Soren Kierkegaard on topics such as exile and pilgrimage, time and restlessness, inwardness and the church, as well as suffering, evil, and humility. The contrasts and surprising connections between these prominent thinkers are highlighted.

Kant and the Possibility of Progress

Otherworldly Happiness While Kant's account of the highest good has long been a topic of scholarly interest, Kierkegaard's account has been surprisingly underexplored. In his recent book Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the ...

Kant and the Possibility of Progress

Through a reexamination of Immanuel Kant and his philosophical legacy, this volume explores the philosophic presuppositions of the possibility of progress and our belief in reason's capacity not only to improve the material well-being of humanity but also to promote our true vocation as moral beings.

The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Existentialism

On the Very Idea of a Propensity to Evil. ... Kant's Conception of the Highest Good, the Gesinnung, and the Theory of Radical Evil. ... Narrative Identity, Autonomy, and Mortality: From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard.

The Palgrave Handbook of German Idealism and Existentialism

This Handbook explores the complex relations between two great schools of continental philosophy: German idealism and existentialism. While the existentialists are commonly thought to have rejected idealism as overly abstract and neglectful of the concrete experience of the individual, the chapters in this collection reveal that the German idealists in fact anticipated many key existentialist ideas. A radically new vision of the history of continental philosophy is thereby established, one that understands existentialism as a continuous development from German idealism. Key Features Operates at both the macro-level and micro-level, treating both the two schools of thought and the individual thinkers associated with them Explores the relations from shifting perspectives by examining how the German idealists anticipated existentialist themes and how the existentialists concretely drew on the work of the idealists Meticulously uncovers and documents many little-known points of contact between the German idealists and the existentialists Includes often neglected figures such as Jacobi and Trendelenburg This Handbook is an essential resource for researchers and advanced students interested in thinking critically about the broad development of continental philosophy. Moreover, the individual chapters on specific philosophers contain a wealth of information that will compel experts in the field to reconsider their views on these figures.

Kierkegaard s The Sickness Unto Death

It is preoccupied with its own sin, something that involves an intensification of sin where higher-order motives focus ... 33 Fremstedal, Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good, chapter 2; Fremstedal, “Demonic Despair ...

Kierkegaard s The Sickness Unto Death

Presents new approaches to one of Kierkegaard's most important texts, shedding light on themes such as selfhood, despair, and sin.

Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics

... Theory and Practice in Kant and Kierkegaard, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter 2004; Roe Fremstedal, Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good: Virtue, Happiness and the Kingdom of God, New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2014.

Kierkegaard and Issues in Contemporary Ethics

While Kierkegaard’s philosophy focuses on concrete human existence, his thought has rarely been challenged regarding concrete and contemporary moral issues. This volume offers an overview of contemporary ethical issues from a Kierkegaardian perspective, deliberately taking him out of the sphere of Theology and Christian Ethics, and examining the ways in which his works can provide fruitful insight into questions which Kierkegaard certainly never himself envisaged, such as accepting refugees into our communities, understanding how we relate to social media, issues of identity with regard to bioengineering or transgender identity, or problems of interreligious dialogue. The contributions in this volume, by international scholars, seek to address both the challenges and insights of Kierkegaard’s existential ethics for our contemporary societies, and its relation to topics of current interest in the field of moral philosophy. The volume is organized into three major sections: the first focusing on the relation between ethics and religion, a topic of primary importance with regard to the development of religious foundationalism and the challenges of dealing with diverse belief systems within our communities; the second on our understandings of ourselves and our relations to others with regard to issues of media and community; and the third targeting more specifically questions of identity, and the ways in which the developments of modern science impact identity construction. This work offers new paths for critically engaging with the moral issues of our times from an existential perspective.

A Companion to Kierkegaard

“Kierkegaard's Regulative sacrifice: A Post‐Kantian Reading of Fear and Trembling.” International Journal of Philosophical Studies, vol. 20:691–723. Fremstedal, Roe. 2014. Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good: ...

A Companion to Kierkegaard

This overview of Kierkegaard includes contributions from an international array of Kierkegaard scholars from across the disciplines. It covers Kierkegaard's studies in philosophy, theology and religion and other subjects. The authors elucidate Kierkegaard's contribution to each of these areas through examining the sources he drew upon. Charting the reception of his ideas, they analyze his unique conceptual insights into each topic. This work demystifies the complex field of Kierkegaard studies creating an accessible entry-point into his thought and writings for readers who are new to his work.

T T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard's Influence on Theology: Tome III: Catholic and Jewish Theology. Kierkegaard Research: Sources ... 6 See Roe Fremstedal, Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

T T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard

This companion explores Søren Kierkegaard's importance as a critical and constructive theological thinker, offering a comprehensive reading of his work through a distinctly theological lens, including interpretative concerns, his approach to specific doctrines, and theological trajectories for thinking beyond his work. Beginning with essays on key interpretative factors involved in approaching Kierkegaard's complex corpus, there are also historical accounts of his theological development, followed by – for the first time in a single volume – focused expositions of Kierkegaard's approach to particular doctrinal themes, from those oft-discussed in his work (e.g. Christology) to those more understated (e.g. Pneumatology). The book concludes with theological trajectories for Kierkegaard's thought in the 21st century. This volume helps not only to situate Kierkegaard's theology more firmly on the map, but to situate Kierkegaard more firmly on the theological map, as one who has much to offer both the form and content of the theological task.

Why Be Moral

Fremstedal, Roe (2014): Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good: Virtue, Happiness, and the Kingdom of God. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Furtak, Rick Anthony (2005): Wisdom in Love: Kierkegaard and the Ancient ...

Why Be Moral

What reasons do we have to be moral, and are these reasons more compelling than the reasons we have to pursue non-moral projects? Ever since the Sophists first raised this question, it has been a focal point of debate. Why be Moral? is a collection of new essays on this fundamental philosophical problem, written by an international team of leading scholars in the field.

Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil

But in the most horrifying acts of evil, the perpetrators are resolute, deliberate, and well aware of the pain they are causing. Here David Roberts painstakingly details the matrix of issues that evolved into Kierkegaard's own solution.

Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil

For thousands of years philosophers and theologians have grappled with the problem of evil. Traditionally, evil has been seen as a weakness of sorts: the evil person is either ignorant, or weak-willed. But in the most horrifying acts of evil, the perpetrators are resolute, deliberate, and well aware of the pain they are causing. Here David Roberts painstakingly details the matrix of issues that evolved into Kierkegaard's own solution. Kierkegaard's psychological understanding of evil is that it arises out of despair - a despair that can become so vehement and ferocious that it lashes out at existence itself. Roberts shows how the despairing self can become strengthened and intensified through a conscious and free choice against the Good. This type of radical evil is neither ignorant nor weak.

A Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Love's Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard's Works of Love. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Fremstedal, R. (2014). Kant and Kierkegaard on Radical Evil and the Highest Good. new York: Palgrave Macmillan. Furtak, R. (2005).

A Companion to Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Investigate the challenging and nuanced philosophy of the long nineteenth century from Kant to Bergson Philosophy in the nineteenth century was characterized by new ways of thinking, a desperate searching for new truths. As science, art, and religion were transformed by social pressures and changing worldviews, old certainties fell away, leaving many with a terrifying sense of loss and a realization that our view of things needed to be profoundly rethought. The Blackwell Companion to Nineteenth-Century Philosophy covers the developments, setbacks, upsets, and evolutions in the varied philosophy of the nineteenth century, beginning with an examination of Kant’s Transcendental Idealism, instrumental in the fundamental philosophical shifts that marked the beginning of this new and radical age in the history of philosophy. Guiding readers chronologically and thematically through the progression of nineteenth-century thinking, this guide emphasizes clear explanation and analysis of the core ideas of nineteenth-century philosophy in an historically transitional period. It covers the most important philosophers of the era, including Hegel, Fichte, Schopenhauer, Mill, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Bradley, and philosophers whose work manifests the transition from the nineteenth century into the modern era, such as Sidgwick, Peirce, Husserl, Frege and Bergson. The study of nineteenth-century philosophy offers us insight into the origin and creation of the modern era. In this volume, readers will have access to a thorough and clear understanding of philosophy that shaped our world.

Art and Selfhood

Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest Good: Virtue, Happiness, and the Kingdom of God. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ———. “Søren Kierkegaard (on Eudaimonism and Autonomy).” In Perfektionismus Der Autonomie, ...

Art and Selfhood

Drawing on insights from Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Art and Selfhood: A Kierkegaardian Account defends the idea that art matters in our society today because it can play a pivotal role in helping us become better and more authentic versions of ourselves.

Volume 19 Tome VII Kierkegaard Bibliography

“The Concept of the Highest Good in Kierkegaard and Kant,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, vol. 69, no. ... “Original Sin and Radical Evil: Kierkegaard and Kant,” Kantian Review, vol. 17, no. 2, 2012, pp. 197–225.

Volume 19  Tome VII  Kierkegaard Bibliography

The long tradition of Kierkegaard studies has made it impossible for individual scholars to have a complete overview of the vast field of Kierkegaard research. The large and ever increasing number of publications on Kierkegaard in the languages of the world can be simply bewildering even for experienced scholars. The present work constitutes a systematic bibliography which aims to help students and researchers navigate the seemingly endless mass of publications. The volume is divided into two large sections. Part I, which covers Tomes I-V, is dedicated to individual bibliographies organized according to specific language. This includes extensive bibliographies of works on Kierkegaard in some 41 different languages. Part II, which covers Tomes VI-VII, is dedicated to shorter, individual bibliographies organized according to specific figures who are in some way relevant for Kierkegaard. The goal has been to create the most exhaustive bibliography of Kierkegaard literature possible, and thus the bibliography is not limited to any specific time period but instead spans the entire history of Kierkegaard studies.

Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil

For Kant, in 'weakness' one adopts the good (the law) into the maxim of one's Willkür, though the maxim is weak in comparison to some ... Indeed, it may be that acting lawfully is the best way to fulfil the will's evil incentive.

Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil

For thousands of years philosophers and theologians have grappled with the problem of evil. Traditionally, evil has been seen as a weakness of sorts: the evil person is either ignorant, or weak-willed. But in the most horrifying acts of evil, the perpetrators are resolute, deliberate, and well aware of the pain they are causing. Here David Roberts painstakingly details the matrix of issues that evolved into Kierkegaard's own solution. Kierkegaard's psychological understanding of evil is that it arises out of despair - a despair that can become so vehement and ferocious that it lashes out at existence itself. Roberts shows how the despairing self can become strengthened and intensified through a conscious and free choice against the Good. This type of radical evil is neither ignorant nor weak.

Reason and Conversion in Kierkegaard and the German Idealists

See also Sharon Anderson-Gold, “God and Community: An Inquiry into the Religious Implications of the Highest Good,” in Kant's Philosophy of Religion Reconsidered, ed. Phillip J. Rossi and Michael Wreen (Bloomington: Indiana University ...

Reason and Conversion in Kierkegaard and the German Idealists

In his late work Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, Immanuel Kant struggles to answer a straightforward, yet surprisingly difficult, question: how is radical conversion—a complete reorientation of a person’s most deeply held values—possible? In this book, Ryan S. Kemp and Christopher Iacovetti examine how this question gets taken up by Kant’s philosophical heirs: Schelling, Fichte, Hegel and Kierkegaard. More than simply developing a novel account of each thinker’s position, Kemp and Iacovetti trace how each philosopher formulates his theory in response to tensions in preceding views, culminating in Kierkegaard’s claim that radical conversion lies outside a person’s control. Kemp and Iacovetti close by examining some of the moral-psychological implications of Kierkegaard’s account, particularly the question of how someone might responsibly relate to values that have, by their own admission, been acquired in contingent and accidental fashion.

Kant s Theory of Evil

Freedom and Reason in Kant , Schelling , and Kierkegaard . ... Lawrence , Joseph P. “ Radical Evil and Kant's Turn to Religion . ... “ Making Sense of Kant's Highest Good , " Kant - Studien 91 ( 2000 ) : 329-55 .

Kant s Theory of Evil

An Essay on Kant's Theory of Evil shows the centrality of the doctrine of radical evil within Kant's critical philosophy. Combining textual accuracy with systematic ethical theory, it fills the gaps Kant left open in his own doctrine, and provides a non-mystifying account of h...

The Moral Psychology of Hope

In Philosophical Fragments and Johannes Climacus, edited by Robert Perkins (International Kierkegaard Commentary, vol. 7), 109–28. ... Kierkegaard and Kant on Radical Evil and the Highest God: Virtue, Happiness, and the Kingdom of God.

The Moral Psychology of Hope

That we can hope is one of the capacities that define us as human beings. To hope means not just to have beliefs about what will happen, but to imagine the future as potentially fulfilling some of our most important wishes. It is therefore not surprising that hope has received attention by philosophers, psychologists and by religious thinkers throughout the ages. The contributions in this volume, written by leading scholars in the philosophy of hope, gives a systematic overview over the philosophical history of hope, about contemporary debates and about the role of hope in our collective life.

Sacrifice in the Post Kantian Tradition

“Das Grundproblem der Philosophic bei Kant und Kierkegaard.” Zwischen den Zeiten 2:6 (1924): 31–47. ... “Kant's Conception of the Highest Good, the Gesinnung, and the Theory of Radical Evil.” Kant-Studien 97:2 (2006): 184–209.

Sacrifice in the Post Kantian Tradition

An examination of the philosophical notion of sacrifice from Kant to Nietzsche. In this book, Paolo Diego Bubbio offers an alternative to standard philosophical accounts of the notion of sacrifice, which generally begin with the hermeneutic and postmodern traditions of the twentieth century, starting instead with the post-Kantian tradition of the nineteenth century. He restructures the historical development of the concept of sacrifice through a study of Kant, Solger, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche, and shows how each is indebted to Kant and has more in common with him than is generally acknowledged. Bubbio argues that although Kant sought to free philosophical thought from religious foundations, he did not thereby render the role of religious claims philosophically useless. This makes it possible to consider sacrifice as a regulative and symbolic notion, and leads to an unorthodox idea of sacrifice: not the destruction of something for the sake of something else, but rather a kenotic emptying, conceived as a withdrawal or a “making room” for others.