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The Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard

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Few thinkers have been so consistently misunderstood as Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). Amongst the many myths that have attached themselves to his work is the belief that Kierkegaard was an irrationalist who denied the value of clear and honest thinking. The truth is that Kierkegaard did deny the power of reason to uncover universal and objective truth in matters of value, ...more
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Published January 29th 1998 by Cambridge University Press (first published October 28th 1997)
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A number of reviewers (at various sites) have given uncharitable reviews to this fine edition to the Cambridge Companion series; and they are reviews that are inconsistent. For instance, some claim that the essays in this volume can be helpful for understanding some of Kierkegaard's works; but then they claim that the book's contributors are all secularists, and since the secularists who wrote and edited this book, individually and collectively, ignore the spiritual/religious aspects of ...more
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