Kierkegaard's and Heidegger's Analysis of Existence and its Relation to Proclamation

Author:   K. E. Logstrup ,  Robert Stern (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield) ,  Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield) ,  Jessica Leech (King's College London)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198855996


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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The great Danish philosopher and theologian K. E. Logstrup (1905-81) offers a distinctive assessment and comparative critique of two key thinkers in Kierkegaard's and Heidegger's Analysis of Existence and its Relation to Proclamation (1950). Logstrup focuses on the central idea from Kierkegaard and Heidegger that our individuality and authenticity are threatened by 'life in the crowd' or 'das Man'. According to Logstrup, Kierkegaard holds that the only way to escape the crowd is through a relation to an infinite demand which he nonetheless leaves empty, while Heidegger avoids offering any kind of ethics at all. Arguing against both philosophers, Logstrup himself proposes an ethic which is not just a set of social rules, but which is also more contentful than Kierkegaard's infinite demand: namely, the requirement to care for the other person whose life is placed in your hands. This call to care for the other person becomes central to Logstrup's position in his most famous publication The Ethical Demand (1956), so this earlier work, based on lectures given in Berlin, provides a crucial insight into the development of his thought. This is the first English translation of an original and compelling text by Logstrup, rendered into accurate prose and paired with an introduction which explains the main themes and wider context of the work.

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Author:   K. E. Logstrup ,  Robert Stern (Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield) ,  Christopher Bennett (University of Sheffield) ,  Jessica Leech (King's College London)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.374kg
ISBN:  

9780198855996


ISBN 10:   0198855990
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Translators' preface A chronology of Logstrup's life Robert Stern: Introduction Kierkegaard's and Heidegger's Analysis of Existence and its Relation to Proclamation 1: Kierkegaard and Heidegger on 'Life in the Crowd' 2: On Kierkegaard's Account of the Doubling of the Relations of Spirit 3: The Relation Between Heidegger's and Kierkegaard's Analyses of Existence 4: On Kierkegaard's Account of the Problem of Taking Over Concrete Existence 5: Kierkegaard and Heidegger on the Concept of Guilt 6: The Absolute Demand of Concrete Existence 7: Philosophy and Proclamation 8: Thinking and Existence Editor's notes Select bibliography

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In January 1950, the Danish philosopher and theologian K.E. Logstrup delivered a series of lectures at the Freie University in West Berlin. Originally published in German at the time, and now here appearing in English as part of a four-volume series of his key works translated by Robert Stern and others, the result is one of the finest comparative studies of Kierkegaard and Heidegger ever written. There is the old adage about Logstrup which works engaging him inevitably reference when observing his importance to Denmark but relative obscurity elsewhere: verdensberomt i Denmark ( world-famous in Denmark ). No longer! With this eminently readable English translation from Robert Stern and colleagues, the long overdue reception of one of the twentieth century's great thinkers has finally begun. * The Review of Metaphysics *


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Robert Stern is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, where he has worked since 1989. He was previously a student and then Junior Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. He has published extensively on Kant, Hegel, and transcendental arguments, as well as on accounts of moral obligation. He recently published the first monograph in English on Logstrup, entitled The Radical Demand in Logstrup's Ethics (Oxford 2019).

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