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By Peter J. Mehl

Thinking via Kierkegaard is a severe evaluate of Søren Kierkegaard's imaginative and prescient of the normatively human, of who we're and may aspire to develop into, and of what Mehl calls our existential identification. via a pragmatist exam of 3 of Kierkegaard's key pseudonymous "voices" (Judge William, Climacus, and Anti-Climacus), Peter J. Mehl argues that Kierkegaard's direction isn't the in basic terms finish of our seek, yet in its place leads us to verify a plurality of paths towards a satisfying existential identity.   


Contrary to Kierkegaard's excellent of ethical personhood and orthodox Christian identification, Mehl goals to recognize the potential of pluralism in existential identities. by way of hard sensitivity to the deep methods social and cultural context affects human notion, interpretation and self?representation, Mehl argues that Kierkegaard isn't easily researching but in addition partaking in a cultural building of the human being. 

Drawing on bills of what it really is to be an individual by means of sought after philosophers outdoor of Kierkegaard scholarship, together with Charles Taylor, Owen Flanagan, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Thomas Nagel, Mehl additionally works to bridge the analytic and continental traditions and reestablishes Kierkegaard as a wealthy source for situating ethical and non secular id. This reexamination of Kierkegaard is usually recommended for somebody attracted to what it capability to be a person.


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