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dc.contributor.authorLippitt, John
dc.contributor.editorCappelorn, N.J.C.
dc.identifier.citationLippitt , J 2005 , Telling tales : Johannes Climacus and 'narrative unity' . in N J C Cappelorn (ed.) , Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 2005 . Walter de Gruyter , pp. 71-89 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 187069
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dc.description.abstractThis article investigates the concept of 'narrative unity' as used by recent commentators such as John Davenport. I argue that it is unclear what this term means, and that the 'narrative unity' view faces a serious problem: self-deception. Moreover, if we ask whether a pseudonym's life possesses 'narrative unity', further problems emerge, as the Johannes Climacus case highlights. Davenport assigns a key role to 'earnestness'. Yet Climacus and others insist true earnestness involves a unity of earnestness and jest. Considering this enables us to see something of the importance for Kierkegaard of a sense of humour in a virtuous life.en
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartofKierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 2005
dc.titleTelling tales : Johannes Climacus and 'narrative unity'en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute

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