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Self-forgiveness and the moral perspective of humility: Ian McEwan's Atonement
What does it take to forgive oneself? I argue that reflection on Briony Tallis in Ian McEwan’s Atonement can help us understand two key aspects of self-forgiveness. First, she illustrates an unorthodox conception of humility ...
Forgiveness: a work of love?
What difference would it make to our understanding of the process of interpersonal forgiveness to treat it as what Kierkegaard calls a ‘work of love’? In this article, I argue that such an approach – which I label ‘love’s ...
Self-knowledge in Kierkegaard
Throughout his authorship, Kierkegaard shows an intense fascination with Socrates and Socratic self-knowledge. This chapter traces, in roughly chronological order: (1) the young Kierkegaard’s autobiographical reflections ...
What can therapists learn from Kierkegaard?
Why should therapists read Søren Kierkegaard? In our largely secular age, in which the latest generation of religion’s “cultured despisers” often seem to speak for the cultural mainstream, what has psychotherapy to learn ...
The Routledge Guidebook to Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
Søren Kierkegaard is one of the key figures of nineteenth century thought, whose influence on subsequent philosophy, theology and literature is both extensive and profound. Fear and Trembling, which investigates the nature ...
Giving the 'dear self' its due : Kierkegaard, Frankfurt and self-love
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2015-10-22)
In her highly critical account of Harry Frankfurt's account of self-love (in this volume), Sylvia Walsh presents Kierkegaard’s Christian view as a corrective to Frankfurt’s naturalistic account. Walsh criticises Frankfurt ...
Forgiveness and the Rat Man : Kierkegaard, 'narrative unity' and 'wholeheartedness' revisited
(Edinburgh University Press, 2015-05)
In Narrative Identity, Autonomy and Mortality: from Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard (Routledge, 2012), John Davenport has responded in detail to criticisms made by myself and others of the attempt to distinguish ...
Learning to hope: : the role of hope in Fear and Trembling
(Cambridge University Press, 2015-02-19)
(Taylor & Francis, 2014-06-28)
After opening with a brief discussion of the etymology of the Danish terms Tilgivelse and Forladelse, this paper moves on to discuss how Kierkegaard addresses the theme of forgiveness throughout his authorship. The discussion ...
Kierkegaard and the Problem of Self-Love
(Cambridge University Press, 2013-06)
The problem of whether we should love ourselves – and if so how – is an important yet underinvestigated theme in the writings of Søren Kierkegaard. In Works of Love, Kierkegaard argues that the friendships and romantic ...