1. A Question of Style

Daniel Berthold

in The Ethics of Authorship

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780823233946
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823240432 | DOI:
1. A Question of Style

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This chapter sketches out some significant similarities between Hegel and Kierkegaard in terms of their ideas on language and the ethics of communication and authorship. The extent of this shared ground requires us to think skeptically about Kierkegaard's depiction of the difference between his work and Hegel's as largely between competing styles of authorship. It is shown that important differences do emerge, but they are differences that must now be rethought from within a shared set of commitments to indirect forms of communication.

Keywords: Søren Kierkegaard; G. W. F. Hegel; language; communication; authorship; ethics

Chapter.  9250 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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