Published January 25, 2015
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Rasmus Larsen has obtained another publication. His article "The Posited Self: The Non-Theistic Foundation in Kierkegaard’s Writings” was accepted for publication in the 2015 (August) Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook.
Article Abstract: We may correctly say that Søren Kierkegaard is one of the most influential Christian-religious thinkers of the modern era, but are we equally justified in categorizing his writings as foundationally religious? This paper challenges a prevailing exclusive-theological interpretation that contends that Kierkegaard principally writes from a Christian dogmatic viewpoint. I argue that Kierkegaard’s religiosity is better understood as an outcome of his philosophical analysis of human nature. Conclusively, we should appreciate Kierkegaard first as a philosopher, whose aim is the explication of human subjectivity, and not primarily as an orator of Christian orthodoxy.
The Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook is the authoritative journal in the field. The journal, published on behalf of the International Kierkegaard Society, is an open submission journal dedicated to publishing the best articles in current Kierkegaard studies.
It is published by De Gruyter and is an official publication of the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre. The coeditors of the series are Heiko Schulz (Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main), Jon Stewart (Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre) and Karl Verstrynge (Vrije Universiteit Brussels). The editorial secretary is Peter Šajda (Slovak Academy of Sciences).
The goal of this series is to advance Kierkegaard studies by encouraging top-level scholarship in the field. Moreover, the editorial and advisory boards are deeply committed to creating a genuinely international forum for publication which integrates the many different traditions of Kierkegaard studies and brings them into a constructive and fruitful dialogue. To this end the Yearbook publishes works in English, French and German. All submissions are blindly refereed by established scholars in the field. Only the very best papers will be accepted for publication.