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Author Tietjen, Mark A.

Title Kierkegaard, communication, and virtue : authorship as edification / Mark A. Tietjen.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Indiana series in the philosophy of religion
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments -- Sigla -- Introduction : Philosophy and edification -- Part I. Jest and/or earnestness -- 1. Blunt reading -- 2. Alternatives to différance -- 3. Communicating capability -- Part II. Suspicion or trust -- 4. Deconstructing The Point of View -- 5. Trusting The Point of View -- Part III. Faith and virtue -- 6. The pseudonymous dialectic of faith, I -- 7. The pseudonymous dialectic of faith, II -- Conclusions : Kierkegaard, virtue, and edification -- Notes -- Index.
Summary In contrast to recent postmodern and deconstructionist readings, Mark A. Tietjen believes that the purpose behind Kierkegaard's writings is the moral and religious improvement of the reader. Tietjen defends Kierkegaard against claims that certain features of his works, such as pseudonymity, indirect communication, irony, and satire are self-deceived or deceitful. Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue reveals how they are directly related to the virtues or moral issues being discussed. In fact, Tietjen argues, the manner of presentation is a critical element of the philosophical message bei.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0253008719 (electronic bk.)
9780253008718 (electronic bk.)
9780253008541 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253008549 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253008626 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
025300862X (pbk. ; alk. paper)