Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory: Unfinished Selves (Continuum Studies in Philosophy)

Kierkegaard, Metaphysics and Political Theory: Unfinished Selves (Continuum Studies in Philosophy)

Alison Assiter


Alison Assiter argues that the idea of the individual that lies on the middle of the liberal culture is derived from a Kantian and Cartesian metaphysic. This metaphysic, in response to her, is defective and it permeates a couple of points of the culture. considerably it excludes definite contributors, those people who are labelled ‘mad’ or ‘evil’. as a substitute she bargains another metaphysical picture of the person who is derived mostly from the paintings of Kierkegaard.

Assiter argues that there's a strand of Kierkegaard’s writing that provides a metaphysical photograph that recognises the dependence of individuals upon each other. He deals an ethical outlook, derived from this, that encourages humans to ‘love’ each other.

Inspired by way of Kierkegaard, Assiter is going directly to argue that it's worthwhile to target wishes instead of rights in ethical and political considering and to shield the view that it is very important care approximately others who might be a long way faraway from every one people. in addition, she argues, it will be significant that we deal with those people who are on the subject of us, well.

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