By Geoffrey A. Hale
What will we learn once we learn Kierkegaard? How can we understand? Insisting that Kierkegaard continues to be a much more enigmatic and paradoxical author than is frequently assumed, Geoffrey Hale argues that the way to strategy Keirkegaard's paintings and comprehend its importance for our personal idea is to retrace its formative effect on significant intellectuals of the early 20th century.
In together reflective readings of Kierkegaard's foundational texts in the course of the paintings of 3 pivotal authors-Franz Kafka, Theodor Adorno, and Rainer Maria Rilke-Hale indicates how each one of those writers attracts cognizance to the unwavering experience of human finitude that pervades all of Kierkegaard's paintings and, with it, the profoundly unsettling indeterminacy within which it effects. it's the very obstacles of language, Hale argues, that carry it open to which means, to interpretation, and hence to freedom. Resisting transparent circumscription during this means, Kierkegaard's paintings turns into the entire extra fruitful to us-and all of the extra challenging-to the level that it resists our realizing.
Geoffrey A. Hale acquired a Ph.D. in German from The Johns Hopkins collage and studied on the loose college in Berlin via a Fulbright scholarship.
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