Kierkegaard Research

Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources




Edited by Jon Stewart

Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate 2011. xix+335pp.

Kierkegaard has long been known as a philosopher and theologian, but his contributions to psychology, anthropology and sociology have also made an important impact on these fields. In many of the works of his complex authorship, Kierkegaard presents his intriguing and unique vision of the nature and mental life of human beings individually and collectively.

The articles featured in the present volume explore the reception of Kierkegaard’s thought in the social sciences. Of these fields Kierkegaard is perhaps best known in psychology, where The Concept of Anxiety and The Sickness unto Death have been the two most influential texts. With regard to the field of sociology, social criticism, or social theory, Kierkegaard’s Literary Review of Two Ages has also been regarded as offering valuable insights about some important dynamics of modern society.


Table of Contents

Jean Baudrillard
: The Seduction of Jean Baudrillard
Stuart Kendall

Ernest Becker
: A Kierkegaardian Theorist of Death and Human Nature
Rick Anthony Furtak

Ludwig Binswanger: Kierkegaard’s Influence on Binswanger’s Work
Elisabetta Basso

Mircea Eliade
: On Religion, Cosmos, and Agony
Leo Stan 

Erik Erikson: Artist of Moral Development
Edward F. Mooney 

Erich Fromm: The Integrity of the Self and the Practice of Love
John Lippitt

Anthony Giddens: Kierkegaard and the Risk of Existence
Søren Landkildehus

René Girard: From Mimetic Desire to Anonymous Masses
Diego Giordano

Carl Jung
: A Missed Connection
Anthony Rudd 

Julia Kristeva: Tales of Horror and Love
Edward F. Mooney

Jacques Lacan: Kierkegaard as a Freudian Questioner of

the Soul avant la lettre
J.D. Mininger

Rollo May: Existential Psychology
Poul Houe

Carl Rogers: “To Be That Self Which One Truly Is”
Simon D. Podmore

Max Weber: Weber’s Existential Choice
Dustin Feddon

Irvin D. Yalom: The "Throw-Ins” of Psychotherapy
Almut Furchert

Slavoj Zizek: Mirroring the Absent God
Leo Stan




Volume 8

Kierkegard’s International Reception
Tomes I-III


Volume 9

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Existentialism

Volume 10

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology

Tomes I-III

Volume 11

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Philosophy
Tomes I-III

Volume 12

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Literature and Criticism
Tomes I-V

Volume 13

Kierkegaard’s Influence on the Social Sciences

Volume 14

Kierkegaard’s Influence on Social-Political Thought









The series Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources is published Routledge Research, Philosophy
Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group, 711 Third Ave., Eighth Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA

Jon Stewart©2007-2020