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Kierkegaard, Communication, and Virtue Authorship As Edification

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ISBN-10: 025300862X

ISBN-13: 9780253008626

Edition: 2013

Authors: Mark A. Tietjen

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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 being conveyed. Reading broadly in Kierkegaard's writings, he develops a hermeneutics of trust that fully…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 6/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Introduction: Philosophy and Edification
Jest and/or Earnestness
Blunt Reading
Alternatives to Difference
Communicating Capability
Suspicion or Trust
Deconstructing The Point of View
Trusting The Point of View
Faith and Virtue
The Pseudonymous Dialectic of Faith, I
The Pseudonymous Dialectic of Faith, II
Conclusions: Kierkegaard, Virtue, and Edification