Towards a Kierkegaardian Retreating of the Political

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The first section of this paper argues that we can find in Kierkegaard an idea of equality, epitomized in the notion of “the neighbor” presented in Works of Love, which is highly relevant for, among other things, a critical engagement with today’s “identity politics.” The second section argues that Kierkegaard’s idea of equality is a religious-existential task, but also a task concerning our relationship with other human beings. The third section demonstrates how this idea of equality is evinced in the notion of “the neighbor.” The last section offers some reflections on how we might begin to rethink the political based on this idea of equality.
TidsskriftKierkegaard Studies Yearbook
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)375-392
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 2019