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Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical (Paperback)
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Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical (Paperback)

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Paperback 198 Pages / Published: 24/07/1997
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Anthony Rudd introduces, explains, and discusses of some of Kierkegaard's central ideas, showing their relevance to current debates in ethics, epistemology, and the philosophy of religion. Rudd uses these ideas to illuminate questions about the foundations of morality and the nature of personal identity, as discussed by analytical philosophers such as MacIntyre, Parfit, Williams, and Foot. Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical offers a way forward from the sterile conflict between the view that morality and religion are based on objective reasoning and the view that they are merely expressions of subjective emotions. Rudd argues that morality and religion must be understood in terms of the individual's search for a sense of meaning in his world, but emphasizes that this does not imply that values are arbitrary or merely subjective.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198752189
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm


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written in a clear, vigorous style and is accessible even to undergraduates ... What he has accomplished is to bring Kierkegaard into fruitful conversation with contemporary ethical debate; Kierkegaard becomes a philosopher who has something worthwhile to say such figures as Bernard Williams, Derek Parfit, and Alasdair MacIntyre. Furthermore, he has accomplished this with vigor and style. It is a book that has great interest for readers of Kierkegaard, but even more significance for those interested in the foundations of ethics. * Philosophical Review *
a short, lucid, and unobjectionable introduction to some of Kierkegaard's major philosophical stances; to those readers who need it to be enhanced, it will enhance Kierkegaard's relevance to today's moral discussions. It is a very interesting book indeed. * Journal of Theological Studies *

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