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Merold Westphal on the Sociopolitical Implications of Kierkegaard's Thought

C. Stephen Evans

in Gazing Through a Prism Darkly

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230457
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235223 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230457.003.0003

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Merold Westphal on the Sociopolitical Implications of Kierkegaard's             Thought

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This chapter discusses Merold Westphal's thoughts on the sociopolitical implications of Kierkegaard's philosophy. It presents cases in which Kierkegaard's thoughts on some issues are unacceptable to Westphal, which include political and social equality in Kierkegaard's Works of Love and the need for “hands-on” concern for the disadvantaged.

Keywords: Merold Westphal; Kierkegaard; philosophy; Works of Love

Chapter.  4708 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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