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 P. Mao did his M.A. from North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), M.Phil. from Delhi University, M.Litt. from Sydney, Australia, Ph.D. from NEHU. He started teaching at the post-graduate-level in North-Eastern Hill University since 1988. He was a part-time teacher at Sydney University, Australia during the year 1996-97. Currently, he is the President of North-East Central Universities Teachers' Association since 2013. At present he is serving as Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, which is a Central University and as per the National Assessment and Accreditation Council 2005, NEHU University is rated as 15th position among top 10 Universities in India. He is currently national member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi. The book entitled as "Virtue and Morality" published in 2011 is used as reference book in some universities and colleges.