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Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After Frankfurt

Anthony Rudd and John Davenport

Published by Bloomsbury Academic
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Title: Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After ...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Editor(s): Rudd, Anthony; Davenport, John. Num Pages: 312 pages. BIC Classification: HPCD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 218 x 141 x 24. Weight in Grams: 418. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781628927313

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Love, Reason, and Will: Kierkegaard After Frankfurt introduces and investigates themes common to Harry G. Frankfurt and Søren Kierkegaard, focusing particularly on their understanding of love. Several distinguished contributors argue that Kierkegaard's insights about love, volition, and identity can help us to evaluate aspects of Frankfurt's well-known arguments about love and caring; similarly, Frankfurt's analyses of the higher-order will, valuing, and self-love help clarify themes in Kierkegaard's Works of Love and other books.

By bringing these two key thinkers into conversation with each other, we may glean a new understanding of the structure of love, reasons for love or deriving from loving, and more broadly, the central ethical questions of "how to live" and to develop an authentic identity and meaningful life.

Love, Reason, and Will will appeal to readers interested in the philosophy of action and emotions, continental thought (especially in the existential tradition), the study of character in psychology, and theological work on neighbor-love and virtues.

About the Author: Anthony Rudd is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College, USA. He is the author of Self, Value and Narrative: a Kierkegaardian Approach (Oxford University Press, 2012); Expressing the World: Skepticism, Wittgenstein and Heidegger (Open Court, 2003) and Kierkegaard and the Limits of the Ethical (Oxford University Press, 1993). He is co-editor of Kierkegaard After MacIntyre (Open Court, 2001).

John Davenport is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, USA. He is the author of Narrative Identity, Autonomy and Mortality: From Frankfurt and MacIntyre to Kierkegaard (Routledge, 2012); Will as Commitment and Resolve (Fordham University Press, 2007) and co-editor of Kierkegaard After MacIntyre (Open Court, 2001).

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