Current Volume

Acta Kierkegaardiana Volume VI:

Kierkegaard and Human Nature

One of the key charges Kierkegaard makes against “Hegel”, “Hegelians”, “objectivists”, and “speculative thinkers” is that their views are deficient with respect to our natures as human beings. Specifically, the above views are said to leave us wanting with regards to our natures as creatures subject to: “existence”, “actuality”, and “the ethical”. Yet, Kierkegaard’s alternative conception of human nature is not immediately evident from his writings. The aims of this volume are: to attempt to bring clarity to Kierkegaard’s conception of human nature; to outline his views on this front; and to determine, as far as possible, the nature of human nature in Kierkegaard’s thought. This, it is hoped, will make a lasting contribution to the continuing debate about the nature, significance, and legacy of Kierkegaard’s thought and work to our own self-understanding.

 

Contents

Being and Thinking Humanly: Human Nature as Criterion for Thought in Kierkegaard

Corey Benjamin Tutewiler

Kierkegaard and the Tearful, Laughable Goalof Human Nature and Narrative Unity

Shoni Rancher

Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourses and the Ground of Morality

Alison Assiter

Kierkegaard and Atheistic Existentialism

Karen L. Carr

Reason as Love, Love as History, History as Faith: Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Christianity

Avron Kulak

The Abyss of the HeartTransfiguration & the Imago Dei

Simon D. Podmore

The Mystical Influence on Kierkegaard’s Theological Anthropology

Christopher B. Barnett

Abolished Navigation Marks and Forgotten Ideals: Kierkegaard on the Relevance of Eternity for Human Existence

Tamara Monet Marks

The Late Kierkegaard on Human Nature

Thomas J. Millay

The Infinite Qualitative “Difficulty” in Becoming a Self

Sean Anthony Turchin

Is Socrates Kierkegaard’s ‘Natural Man’?

Jamie Turnbull