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On Kierkegaard and the Truth

Publisher:
, 2012
ISBN: 9781608992720

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Among his many accomplishments, Paul L. Holmer was one of the most significant American students of Kierkegaard of his generation. Although written in the 1950s and 1960s, Holmer’s theological and philosophical engagement with Kierkegaard challenges much in the contemporary scholarly discussions of this important thinker. Unlike many, Holmer refuses reductionist readings that tie Kierkegaard to any particular “school.” He likewise criticizes biographical readings of Kierkegaard, much in vogue recently, seeing Kierkegaard rather as an indirect communicator aiming at his reader’s own ethical and religious capacities. Holmer also rejects popular existentialist readings of Kierkegaard, seeing him as an analyzer of concepts, while at the same time denying that he is a “crypto-analyst.” Holmer criticizes the attempt to construe Kierkegaard as a didactic religious thinker, appreciating Kierkegaard’s “cool” descriptive objectivity and his ironic and stylistic virtuosity. In his important reading of Kierkegaard on truth, Holmer pits Kierkegaard against those who see truth empirically, idealistically, or relativistically. Holmer’s carefully textured account of Kierkegaard’s conceptual grammar of truth in ethical and religious contexts, 50 years after it was penned, addresses immediately current discussions of truth, meaning, reference, and realism versus antirealism, relativism, and hermeneutics. It will be of great interest to all interested in Kierkegaard and his importance for contemporary theology and philosophy.

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    $27.99

    Digital list price: $34.99
    Save $7.00 (20%)