Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy

Two Theories of the Self

By Anoop Gupta

142 Pages · 9.00x6.00 · December 1 2005

Paper ISBN: 9780776606163

PDF ISBN: 9780776616179

ePub ISBN: 9780776618616

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Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy
Table of Contents

Preface  ix
Acknowledgements    x
Documentation   x

Search for the Kierkegaardian Self  1

Kierkegaard’s Theological Self

1 Structure of the Self   7
  Despair   7
  Analysis   11

2 Self-Becoming  15
  Sin   15
  Anxiety   16
  A Cure  18
  The Aesthetic Stage   20
  The Ethical Stage   22

3 The God-Relationship   25
  The Religious Stage  25
  Motivation  29
  God and Ethics  33

4 Self and Knowledge   39
  Myself  39
  Godless 44

5 Reflections and Appraisals  49
  Life and Psychology   49
  Modern Loss   55

The Sociological Self

6 Rousseau   61
  Nature   61
  Morality   65
  The Social Being   67

7 Durkheim   69
  Sociologist  69
  Religion   71
  Suicide   72

8 Winnicott   77
  Dependence and Independence   77
  Interdependence   79

Some Consequences For Practice

9 The Idea of Suicide 85
  Moral Problem   85
  Social Problem  87

10 Suicide and Schizophrenia   91
  Suicide: Three Approaches   91
  Schizophrenia: Three Approaches   94

11 Existential Psychology   99
  Alfred Adler and Ludwig Binswanger  99
  Rollo May   100
  R. D. Laing   101
  Comparisons  104

12 The Self According to Kierkegaard   107
  Kierkegaard Revisited   107

Notes   111

References   129

Author Bio

Anoop Gupta is an independent scholar and recent PhD graduate in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa.