Love's Labor—Conscience

M. Jamie Ferreira

in Love's Grateful Striving

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130256
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834181 | DOI:
 Love's Labor—Conscience

Show Summary Details


Kierkegaard's disavowal of concern with “externals” is a way of emphasizing the importance of conscience, as hidden inwardness. It does not support indifference to the distinctiveness of special relations (child, spouse, beloved, friend) and it does not support indifference to material suffering and exploitation. The “individual” is emphasized in order to highlight responsibility and accountability, in contrast to “the crowd.”

Keywords: accountability; conscience; hidden; individual; inwardness; responsibility; special relations

Chapter.  8152 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.