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 proposal of the person who lies on the center of the liberal culture is derived from a Kantian and Cartesian metaphysic. This metaphysic, based on her, is defective and it permeates a few facets of the culture. considerably it excludes sure members, those who find themselves labelled ‘mad’ or ‘evil’. as an alternative she deals another metaphysical picture of the individual that is derived principally from the paintings of Kierkegaard.

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

Inspired by means of Kierkegaard, Assiter is going directly to argue that it really is beneficial to target wishes instead of rights in ethical and political pondering and to safeguard the view that it is very important care approximately others who should be a ways faraway from every one people. additionally, she argues, it is necessary that we deal with those who find themselves just about us, well.

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