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Kierkegaard, Irony and Subjectivity

  • Barry StockerEmail author
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Abstract

Søren Kierkegaard is discussed as the first philosopher to develop an understanding of the novel at length. Four of his texts are considered: From the Papers of One Still Living, The Concept of Irony, Either/Or, A Literary Review. The first is considered for its account of Danish novels in a world of unpredictability and subjectivity. The second is considered for its view of Socratic irony and dialogue, Romantic irony and novels, along with Hegel’s criticisms. The third is considered for its accounts of tragedy and opera, as deeply connected with novelistic aesthetics, as well as the Romantic novelistic structure of Either/Or. The fourth is discussed for its view of the place of the novel in the political and social understanding of the time.

Keywords

Søren Kierkegaard Irony Socratic dialogue Opera Tragedy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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