Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood

The Art of Subjectivity

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Author: Peder Jothen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317109201

Category: Art

Page: 456

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In the digital world, Kierkegaard's thought is valuable in thinking about aesthetics as a component of human development, both including but moving beyond the religious context as its primary center of meaning. Seeing human formation as interrelated with aesthetics makes art a vital dimension of human existence. Contributing to the debate about Kierkegaard's conception of the aesthetic, Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood argues that Kierkegaard's primary concern is to provocatively explore how a self becomes Christian, with aesthetics being a vital dimension for such self-formation. At a broader level, Peder Jothen also focuses on the role, authority, and meaning of aesthetic expression within religious thought generally and Christianity in particular.

Art and Selfhood

A Kierkegaardian Account

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Author: Antony Aumann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498552854

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Drawing on insights from Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855), Art and Selfhood: A Kierkegaardian Account defends the idea that art matters in our society today because it can play a pivotal role in helping us become better and more authentic versions of ourselves.