Historical Dictionary of Kierkegaard's Philosophy, Second Edition chronicles the life and thoughts of the great Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55). What makes this volume essential is its extensive scope: it provides a glossary of concepts, persons, and places related to Kierkegaard’s authorship, from “Absolute” to “Hans Christian Ørsted.” This is done through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 200 cross-referenced entries oncepts, persons, and places related to the life and work of Søren Kierkegaard. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.
Christopher B. Barnett is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. He has published a number of articles, book chapters, and monographs on Kierkegaard, including Kierkegaard and the Question Concerning Technology (2019).
Appendix A: Kierkegaard’s Writings
Appendix B: Kierkegaard’s Pseudonyms
Appendix C: The Kierkegaard Family Tree
About the Author
In his preface to this second edition of Historical Dictionary of Kierkegaard's Philosophy (first edition, ed. by Julia Watkin, CH, Jul'01, 38-5912) Barnett remarks that it is intended to "serve a few key purposes: (1) to synopsize the pivotal periods of Kierkegaard’s complex oeuvre, (2) to situate Kierkegaard’s writings in their sociohistorical context, and (3) to consolidate a number of indispensable resources for Kierkegaard’s study.” Barnett includes an extensive chronology covering 1756 through 2012 and a biographical introduction. The dictionary itself is alphabetically arranged, beginning with the term “Absolute” as Kierkegaard used it, and concluding (following the Danish alphabet) with “Ørsted, Hans Christian (1777–1851)," an eminent “Danish chemist, physicist, and philosopher.” Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. General readers.
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