Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hannay, Alastair. "Review of Mooney, Edward F. ON SOREN KIERKEGAARD: DIALOGUE, POLEMICS, LOST INTIMACY, AND TIME." NDPR December 7, 2007.

In his Preface Edward Mooney defines the space of On Søren Kierkegaard as one where 'theology and philosophy, literature and ethics, poetry and sculpture, artistry and sacrament can mingle, affording mutual attractions and inter-animations'. When so much Kierkegaard commentary and discussion is generated by partial and divided interests, this catch-all signals a refreshing return to square one. We are ushered back to a Kierkegaard in all his authorial multiplicity, but also to where Mooney thinks philosophy should begin. His book is a skillfully and richly presented case in defense of what Kierkegaard came to believe himself: that Socrates was the thinker with whom he should be most closely associated. The book is divided into three parts, the second two including revisions of previously published essays. . . . Read the full review here: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=11884.

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