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"At antyde det ubekjendte Lands Grændse": filosofi, litteratur og ekstra-skrivning i Søren Kierkegaards Frygt og Bæven (1848)

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A more or less recent revival of interest in reading Kierkegaard’s authorship as dealing with questions of the process of being or the constitution of reality, has paved the way for interpretative models which studies his work in an ontological light. Furthermore, relying equally on materialist re-readings of Hegel and new philological insights into Kierkegaard’s relationship to German Idealism, many of these readers argue for a reading of the nature of Kierkegaard’s ontology as what they term as fractured - that is, as constructed around a "fundamentally imperfect core" (Burns 2015; Kangas 2007; Assiter 2015). Following these insights, the article at hand proposes to revisit and reframe a central question regarding the connection between the philosophical content, and the strange and uninviting literary style of Fear and Trembling, summarized by Kierkegaard himself, in the framing of the work as a dialectical lyric. I herein argue, that the style of the 1848 work can be interpreted as way of conceptualizing or ‘diagramming’ this ontological lack in way that, as Alision Assiter frames it, “almost makes sense”.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationFra kommando til kollaps : Otte aktuelle perspektiver på Søren Kierkegaards Frygt og Bæven
EditorsHannah Lang, Sebastian Ørtoft Rasmussen
Place of publicationKøbenhavn
PublisherIKK Tryk
Publication yearApr 2021
Pages128-158
ISBN (print)978-87-91444-35-0
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021

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