Item description for Word and Spirit: A Kierkegaardian Critique of the Modern Age (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion) by Ronald L. Hall...
By means of a Kierkegaardian critique of postmodernism, Ronald L. Hall argues that the postmodernist flirtation with Kierkegaard ignores the existential import of his thought. Word and Spirit offers a novel interpretation of Kierkegaard's conception of the self, according to which spirit is essentially linked to the speech act. In an extended interpretation of Kierkegaard's Either/Or, Hall uses insights from Austin, Wittgenstein, Polanyi, and Poteat to fill out and explicate Kierkegaard's views in the context of modern language philosophy. The enriched concept of the speech act represented by the Hebrew idea of dabhar frames Hall's critique of irony, romanticism, Don Giovanni, Faust, the demonic, music, and ultimately, postmodernisim in a Kierkegaardian mode. The result of the modern suspicion of speech, Hall concludes, is a demonic, musical spiritlessness.
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Studio: Indiana University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.84" Height: 0.84" Weight: 1.13 lbs.
Release Date Mar 22, 1993
Publisher Indiana University Press
ISBN 0253327520 ISBN13 9780253327529
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More About Ronald L. Hall
Ronald L. Hall is Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator for the Philosophy and Religious Studies Program at Francis Marion University. He is the author of Word and Spirit: A Kierkegaardian Critique of of Modern Age (1993).
Ronald L. Hall was born in 1945.
Ronald L. Hall has published or released items in the following series...
Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion (Hardcover)