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Kierkegaard in Nature: The Fragility of Existing with Naturalism

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Abstract

This article argues that in order to evidence the importance of Kierkegaard outside of Kierkegaard studies, we need to acknowledge that we live in a naturalized world. This acknowledgment brings out the necessity of reformulating Kierkegaard’s thinking in ways that make his arguments intelligible against the background of naturalism that dominates contemporary culture. After having explained what is meant by a naturalized world and by naturalism, the article attempts a reformulation of Kierkegaard’s notion of existence as one way to articulate the importance of Kierkegaard’s thinking about human beings in a naturalized world

Published Online: 2014-6-21
Published in Print: 2014-6-1

© 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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