Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil

As human beings, we also know occasions when we stand outside the passing of events and glimpse their meaning. ... parable of the foolish maidens: I prefer to remain where I am, with my infinite 30 Kier/cegaara"s Analysis of Radical Evil.

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.

Kant and Kierkegaard on Time and Eternity

Building on his earlier work, Kierkegaard and Kant: The Hidden Debt, Ronald Green presents Kant as a major inspiration of Kierkegaard¿s authorship.

Kant and Kierkegaard on Time and Eternity

Building on his earlier work, Kierkegaard and Kant: The Hidden Debt, Ronald Green presents Kant as a major inspiration of Kierkegaard¿s authorship. Green believes that Kant¿s ethics provided the rigor on which Kierkegaard drew in developing his concept of sin. Green argues that the chief difference between Kant and Kierkegaard has to do with whether we need a historical savior to restore our broken moral wills. Kant rejected faith in vicarious atonement as undermining moral responsibility, and he pointed to the Genesis 22 episode of Abraham¿s sacrifice of Isaac as an example of how reliance on historical reports can undermine ethics. Kierkegaard rejected Kant¿s rationalist solution to the problem of radical human evil. Kant had demolished the ontological proof by showing that whether something exists (including God) can never be logically deduced. Kierkegaard turns this great insight against Kant: whether God has forgiven our transgressions cannot be deduced from our moral need. Either God did or did not intervene on our behalf. ¿This fact.¿ says Kierkegaard, ¿is the earnestness of existence.¿ Green offers unique readings of Fear and Trembling and Either/Or in his analysis and interpretation of Kierkegaard¿s reading and response to Kant and their understanding of divine and ethics. A closing chapter focuses on love in time. In Works of Love, Kierkegaard places emotional feelings within a transcendent context. Erotic love is noble, but it must be purged of self-love and seek the fulfillment of the beloved as an independent being. Only by assuming ethical and religious meaning can romantic love fulfill its promise of eternity.

Kierkegaard on Sin and Salvation

... 's Theory of Recognition, Sybol S.C. Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kantian Deeds, HenrikJQ$ker Bjerre Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil, ...

Kierkegaard on Sin and Salvation

An exploration of the themes that unite Kierkegaard's religious and philosophical writings centred on his understanding of the life of the individual.

Difficult Freedom and Radical Evil in Kant

... Sybol S. C. Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kantian Deeds, Henrikjoker Bjerre Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaards Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts Metaphysics ...

Difficult Freedom and Radical Evil in Kant

A refreshing existential insight into Immanuel Kant's notion of radical evil.

Volume 1 Tome I Kierkegaard and the Bible The Old Testament

For further discussion on Schelling«s influence over Kierkegaard«s understanding of freedom and evil, see David Roberts, Kierkegaard's Analysis of Radical Evil, New York: Continuum 2006, pp. 10¥22. 99 Martin Heidegger, Schelling's ...

Volume 1  Tome I  Kierkegaard and the Bible   The Old Testament

Exploring Kierkegaard's complex use of the Bible, the essays in this volume use source-critical research and tools ranging from literary criticism to theology and biblical studies, to situate Kierkegaard's appropriation of the biblical material in his cultural and intellectual context. The contributors seek to identify the possible sources that may have influenced Kierkegaard's understanding and employment of Scripture, and to describe the debates about the Bible that may have shaped, perhaps indirectly, his attitudes toward Scripture. They also pay close attention to Kierkegaard's actual hermeneutic practice, analyzing the implicit interpretive moves that he makes as well as his more explicit statements about the significance of various biblical passages. This close reading of Kierkegaard's texts elucidates the unique and sometimes odd features of his frequent appeals to Scripture. This volume in the series devotes one tome to the Old Testament and a second tome to the New Testament. Tome I considers the canonically disputed literature of the Apocrypha. Although Kierkegaard certainly cited the Old Testament much less frequently than he did the New, passages and themes from the Old Testament do occupy a position of startling importance in his writings. Old Testament characters such as Abraham and Job often play crucial and even decisive roles in his texts. Snatches of Old Testament wisdom figure prominently in his edifying literature. The vocabulary and cadences of the Psalms saturate his expression of the range of human passions from joy to despair. The essays in this first tome seek to elucidate the crucial rhetorical uses to which he put key passages from the Old Testament, the sources that influenced him to do this, and his reasons for doing so.

S ren Kierkegaard Literature 1956 2006

15-21; Halvard Moonen, “Een mogelijkheid tot leven – analyse van een fragment uit Kierkegaards werk, 'Het Een of het Ander',” pp. 23-30; Pius Peeters, “De Mens in de ... 3887 ROBERTS, DAVID E., Kierkegaard's Analysis of Radical Evil.

S  ren Kierkegaard Literature  1956 2006

This bibliography on Sren Kierkegaard carries on the work of Jens Himmelstrup's international bibliography (1962). It collates everything written about Kierkegaard - books, contributions to edited collections, and journals - and also features an appendix of primary text editions and translations. Discussion notes, reviews, etc., are catalogued according to the items they refer to. The bibliography contains more than 5,600 primary entries and is a testament to the expanding worldwide interest in the Danish philosopher. It also remedies the deeply-felt need for a collected overview of the extensive literature on Kierkegaard.

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.

Origins of Analytic Philosophy

... 's Theory of Recognition, Sybol S.C. Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kantian Deeds, Henrikj0ker Bjerre Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, ...

Origins of Analytic Philosophy


Kant on Spontaneity

... Ryan Hickerson Kantian Deeds, HenrikJoker Bjerre Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts Leibniz Re-interpreted, Lloyd Strickland Metaphysics and the ...

Kant on Spontaneity

An original study of spontaneity in Kant, a central yet neglected concept that is relevant to all aspects of his philosophy.

Conflict Power and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

... David James Hegel's Theory of Recognition, Sybol Cook Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts ...

Conflict  Power  and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza

The first comprehensive study of the relationship between Machiavelli and Spinoza's political philosophy.

Postanalytic and Metacontinental

... Ryan Hickerson Kantian Deeds, HenrikJoker Bjerre Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts Leibniz Re—interpreted, Lloyd Strickland Metaphysics and the ...

Postanalytic and Metacontinental


Kant s Aesthetic Theory

... Sybol Cook Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kant's Aesthetic Theory, David Berger Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts Leibniz ...

Kant s Aesthetic Theory

An important new monograph on an overlooked aspect of Kant's aesthetic theory, presenting an innovative approach to one of modern philosophy's greatest works.

Hegel A Guide for the Perplexed

... David James Hegel's Theory of Recognition, Sybol Cook Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts ...

Hegel  A Guide for the Perplexed

An invaluable student's guide to one of the most influential, widely-studied - and notoriously difficult to understand - of major Western philosophers

Kant s Concept of Genius

... David James Hegel 's Theory of Recognition, Sybol S. C. Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts ...

Kant s Concept of Genius

The first comprehensive study of the roots of the concept of genius in Kant's understanding of nature and his notion of the artist.

Kierkegaard Metaphysics and Political Theory

... Peter Murphy and David Roberts Hegel 's Philosophy of Language, _]im Vernon Hegel 's Philosophy of Right, David_]arnes The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kierkegaard's Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts Leibniz ...

Kierkegaard  Metaphysics and Political Theory

Offers a new reading of the work of Kierkegaard in relation to metaphysics and political theory.

Georg Lukacs Reconsidered

... David James Hegel 's Theory of Recognition, Sybol S.C. Anderson Kantian Deeds, Henrikjoker Bjerre Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaard s Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts Marx Through ...

Georg Lukacs Reconsidered

An international team of contributors explore contemporary insights into the work of Georg Lukacs in political theory, aesthetics, ethics and social and cultural theory.

The Role of God in Spinoza s Metaphysics

... by David Roberts and Peter Murphy Kierkegaard 's Analysis of Radical Evil by David A. Roberts Leibniz Reinterpreted: The Harmony of Things, by Lloyd Strickland Nietzsche and the Greeks, by Dale Wilkerson The Philosophy of Miracles, ...

The Role of God in Spinoza s Metaphysics

Baruch Spinoza began his studies learning Hebrew and the Talmud, only to be excommunicated at the age of twenty-four for supposed heresy. Throughout his life, Spinoza was simultaneously accused of being an atheist and a God-intoxicated man. Bertrand Russell said that, compared to others, Spinoza is ethically supreme, 'the noblest and most lovable of the great philosophers'. This book is an exploration of (a) what Spinoza understood God to be, (b) how, for him, the infinite and eternal power of God is expressed, and (c) how finite human beings can have a true idea of this greatest of all entities. Sherry Deveaux begins with an analytic discussion of these three questions, and an explication of three different views held by contemporary commentators on Spinoza. She then shows that the commonly held views about Spinoza are inconsistent with Spinoza's texts, especially his magnum opus, the Ethics. Next comes an analysis of topics in Spinoza that must be understood in order correctly to answer the three questions. For example, the notions of 'power' and 'true idea' are discussed, along with Spinoza's definition of the 'essence' of a thing, which is shown to be central to the discussion of Spinoza's God. Deveaux then claims that Spinoza defines God's essence as 'absolutely infinite and eternal power' and that, contrary to the commonly held view that God's essence is identical with the attributes (e.g., thought and extension), God's essence or "power" is expressed through the attributes.

Climate Change and Philosophy

... David James Hegel 's Theory of Recognition, Sybol Cook Anderson The History of Intentionality, Ryan Hickerson Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory, Alison Assiter Kierkegaards Analysis of Radical Evil, David A. Roberts ...

Climate Change and Philosophy

A hugely important collection of essays examining the significance of philosophical inquiry in relation to the issue of climate change.

Volume 10 Tome II Kierkegaard s Influence on Theology

Niebuhr appealed to Kierkegaard«s suggestion that sin is neither ... however, was hampered by a naively optimistic view of human nature and did not account well for sin«s pervasiveness and the presence of radical evil. Kierkegaard ...

Volume 10  Tome II  Kierkegaard s Influence on Theology

Kierkegaard has always enjoyed a rich reception in the fields of theology and religious studies. This reception might seem obvious given that he is one of the most important Christian writers of the nineteenth century, but Kierkegaard was by no means a straightforward theologian in any traditional sense. He had no enduring interest in some of the main fields of theology such as church history or biblical studies, and he was strikingly silent on many key Christian dogmas. Moreover, he harbored a degree of animosity towards the university theologians and churchmen of his own day. Despite this, he has been a source of inspiration for numerous religious writers from different denominations and traditions. Tome II is dedicated to tracing Kierkegaard's influence in Anglophone and Scandinavian Protestant religious thought. Kierkegaard has been a provocative force in the English-speaking world since the early twentieth century, inspiring almost contradictory receptions. In Britain, before World War I, the few literati who were familiar with his work tended to assimilate Kierkegaard to the heroic individualism of Ibsen and Nietzsche. In the United States knowledge of Kierkegaard was introduced by Scandinavian immigrants who brought with them a picture of the Dane as much more sympathetic to traditional Christianity. The interpretation of Kierkegaard in Britain and America during the early and mid-twentieth century generally reflected the sensibilities of the particular theological interpreter. Anglican theologians generally found Kierkegaard to be too one-sided in his critique of reason and culture, while theologians hailing from the Reformed tradition often saw him as an insightful harbinger of neo-orthodoxy. The second part of Tome II is dedicated to the Kierkegaard reception in Scandinavian theology, featuring articles on Norwegian and Swedish theologians influenced by Kierkegaard.

The German Idealism Reader

1998. Kierkegaard: A Critical Reader. Oxford: Blackwell. Roberts, D. 2006. Kierkegaard's Analysis of Radical Evil. New York: Continuum. Stokes, P. 2015. The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

The German Idealism Reader

The German Idealism Reader is a comprehensive account of the key ideas and arguments central to German idealists and their immediate critics. Expanding the scope beyond the four best-known representatives - Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel - and including those thinkers often considered as secondary, but who are also crucial for understanding of this period, the Reader presents an influential era in all its philosophical complexity. Through its broad coverage of philosophers and their texts, it offers a complete dynamic picture of the intellectual period and features: - Selections from key texts by Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel - Readings from Reinhold, Schiller, Maimon, Schulze, Jacobi, Hölderlin, and Novalis - Responses to and critiques of German idealist thought by late nineteenth century thinkers, such as Schopenhauer, Feuerbach, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche - Selections extending beyond the typical focus on epistemology and metaphysics to include ethics, religion, society, and art - A general introduction and timeline, together with a chronology and bibliography to each thinker and introductory overviews to both thinkers and text With readings carefully selected to illustrate thinkers in dialogue with each other, The German Idealism Reader provides a better appreciation of the philosophical discussions central to the period. This is essential reading for all students of German idealism and the nineteenth-century German and Continental philosophies, as well as to those studying the important movements and periods of European intellectual history.