Kierkegaard on the Philosophy of History
|Publication Date||April 2014|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
Kierkegaard is something more than a witty writer and a religious thinker. This book offers us Kierkegaard's approach to history. His views are quite original and authentic. History and Human Self are, for Kierkegaard, absolutely intertwined in a way that human individuals become the only historical agents while the future becomes the crucial historical dimension instead of the past. History, for Kierkegaard, means human decisions about the future instead of knowledge of the past. Kierkegaard's views on history are compared with those of Hegel's and Heidegger's in order: a) to establish the necessary philosophical context to Kierkegaard's thoughts and b) to point out the authenticity and the philosophical usefulness of the Kierkegaardian approach to history.