• Critique on Person in Kierkegaard (A)

Critique on Person in Kierkegaard (A)

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  • Author :Xavier Pfokrehe Mao
  • Year of Publication :2020
  • ISBN: :9789386682659
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 40
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Philosophy

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About the Book :

The author attempts to critically probe and creatively interprets the Existential philosophy of S. Kierkegaard (1813-1855). For him it is the philosopher Hegel primarily had encouraged the conflation between thought and reality into one whole. Further, for him Hegelian Idealism has suppressed the unique human individual. He passionately embraced the conception of faith through intensified subjectivity that avoided rational debate. Each human is unique. This uniqueness is highlighted in the religious life and not in the aesthetic or ethical life. The human person for Kierkegaard is not the Crowd but such person is the singled out of the crowd. Though the author deeply appreciates Kierkegaard's penetrating insight into the unique individuality of the human person yet he is at a great puzzle to comprehend and accept Kierkegaard's encounter with the Christian God. The author profoundly feels that Kierkegaard has not fully reconditioned himself his childhood Christian conditioning. The author fully appreciates when Kierkegaard asserts that it is the supreme subjectivity which is experienced only in the deepest inwardness. Perhaps this fundamental disagreement arises between Kierkegaard and the author because of the different basic commitments to life as the author is an agnostic whereas Kierkegaard is an Christian believer.

About Author :

Xavier Pfokrehe Mao is currently serving as Professor of Philosophy. He was HOD Philosophy from 1st March2016 to 1st March 2019 in North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong in Philosophy Department. He is the longest serving President of NEHU Teachers' Association, elected five times at different times. Currently he is Vice- President of FEDCUTA (Federation of Central Universities' Teachers' Associations since 2018). He is Joint Secretary of IPC (Indian Philosophical Congress) since March 2019. He was a member of the ICPR (Indian Council of Philosophical Research) New Delhi from 2016-2019). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis, Poland. He is consultant Editorial Board of ICPR Journal published by Springer, Germany. He has papers in more than twenty edited books. He has more than 25 articles in both National and International Journals. He is the author of the book Virtue and Morality published in 2011. He has occasionally contributed articles in different Newspapers. He has given few talks in All India Radio. He presented papers and delivered lectures in different countries of the world besides within India. He has also given several invited talks and lectures in different universities and colleges.