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By Geoffrey A. Hale

What can we learn after we learn Kierkegaard? How can we recognize? Insisting that Kierkegaard is still a much more enigmatic and paradoxical author than is usually assumed, Geoffrey Hale argues that the way to procedure Keirkegaard's paintings and comprehend its importance for our personal suggestion is to retrace its formative impact on significant intellectuals of the early 20th century.

In at the same time reflective readings of Kierkegaard's foundational texts during the paintings of 3 pivotal authors-Franz Kafka, Theodor Adorno, and Rainer Maria Rilke-Hale exhibits how each one of those writers attracts cognizance to the unwavering experience of human finitude that pervades all of Kierkegaard's paintings and, with it, the profoundly unsettling indeterminacy during which it effects. it's the very obstacles of language, Hale argues, that carry it open to that means, to interpretation, and hence to freedom. Resisting transparent circumscription during this approach, Kierkegaard's paintings turns into all of the extra fruitful to us-and the entire extra challenging-to the level that it resists our knowing.

Geoffrey A. Hale bought a Ph.D. in German from The Johns Hopkins collage and studied on the loose college in Berlin via a Fulbright scholarship.

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