‘Despair’ in the Pseudonymous Works, and Kierkegaard's Double Incompatibilism

Michelle Kosch

in Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780199289110
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604003 | DOI:
 ‘Despair’ in the Pseudonymous Works, and Kierkegaard's Double Incompatibilism

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This chapter examines Kierkegaard’s critical accounts of aesthetic and ethical stages of existence, arguing that on Kierkegaard’s view, both life-views incorporate distorted accounts of human agency. The criticism of the ethical stage is tied to the criticism of Kant’s approach to freedom for evil examined in chapters 2 and 4.

Keywords: Kierkegaard; ethical stage; aesthetic stage; despair; freedom; incompatibilism; evil; responsibility

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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