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dc.contributor.advisorRoberts, Robert Campbell, 1942-
dc.contributor.authorTietjen, Mark A.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Philosophy.en
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-05T21:49:59Z
dc.date.available2006-12-05T21:49:59Z
dc.date.copyright2006-06-29
dc.date.issued2006-12-05T21:49:59Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/4841
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 264-274).en
dc.description.abstractThe ultimate aim of Kierkegaard's authorship is to build up his reader's character. Kierkegaard's signed, religious works suggest this reading, but some interpreters say that the more indirect, pseudonymous character of many of Kierkegaard’s works undermines such an interpretation. I argue against recent deconstructive interpretations of Kierkegaard’s indirect communication that would refute the character-building reading. These interpretations are based upon undialectical conceptions of indirect communication and uncharitable views of Kierkegaard's stated intentions. To demonstrate Kierkegaard's character-building interests, I consider his clarification of the virtue of faith in several of his most important pseudonymous writings. Finally, I consider some possible implications of Kierkegaard's methods for contemporary moral philosophy.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Mark A. Tietjen.en
dc.format.extentviii, 274 p.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectKierkegaard, Soren, 1813-1855.en
dc.subjectReligion -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century.en
dc.subjectEthics, Modern -- 19th century.en
dc.subjectSelf (Philosophy) -- History -- 19th century.en
dc.titleKierkegaard’s practice of edification: indirect communication, the virtues, and Christianity.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreePh.D.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophy.en


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