Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (Paperback)

Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) By C. Stephen Evans (Editor), Sylvia Walsh (Editor) Cover Image

Kierkegaard: Fear and Trembling (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) (Paperback)

By C. Stephen Evans (Editor), Sylvia Walsh (Editor)

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In this rich and resonant work, Soren Kierkegaard reflects poetically and philosophically on the biblical story of God's command to Abraham, that he sacrifice his son Isaac as a test of faith. Was Abraham's proposed action morally and religiously justified or murder? Is there an absolute duty to God? Was Abraham justified in remaining silent? In pondering these questions, Kierkegaard presents faith as a paradox that cannot be understood by reason and conventional morality, and he challenges the universalist ethics and immanental philosophy of modern German idealism, especially as represented by Kant and Hegel. This volume, first published in 2006, presents the first new English translation for twenty years, by Sylvia Walsh, together with an introduction by C. Stephen Evans which examines the ethical and religious issues raised by the text.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521612692
ISBN-10: 0521612691
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: July 20th, 2006
Pages: 154
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy