Kierkegaard's mirrors: Interest, self, and moral vision

Stokes, Patrick 2010, Kierkegaard's mirrors: Interest, self, and moral vision, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndsmill, England.

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Title Kierkegaard's mirrors: Interest, self, and moral vision
Author(s) Stokes, PatrickORCID iD for Stokes, Patrick
Publication date 2010
Total pages 256
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Houndsmill, England
Keyword(s) Kierkegaard
moral psychology
Summary What is it to see the world, other people, and imagined situations not just as morally compelling, but as making personal demands of us? What is it to experience stories as speaking to us individually and directly? Kierkegaard's Mirrors explores Kierkegaard's unique and challenging answers to these questions. Beginning with the structural account of consciousness offered in Johannes Climacus, this book develops a new phenomenological interpretation of what Kierkegaard calls 'interest': a self-reflexive mode of thought, vision and imagination that plays a central role in moral experience. Tracing this concept across Kierkegaard's work takes us through topics such as consciousness, the ontology of selfhood, ethical imagination, admiration and imitation, seeing the other, metaphors of self-recognition and mirroring, our need for transcendent meaning, and the relationship between scholarship and subjective knowledge. 'Interest' equips us with a new understanding of Kierkegaard's highly original normative, teleological account of moral vision.
ISBN 9780230240001
Language eng
Field of Research 220311 Philosophical Psychology (incl Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category A1.1 Books - authored - research
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