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Author Lippitt, John.

Title Kierkegaard and the problem of self-love / by John Lippitt
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, [2013]
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Contents Cover; Kierkegaard and the Problem of Self-Love; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; chapter one Introduction; I Two caveats: self-love, the self and its virtues; II Chapter outlines; chapter two Cracking the mirror; I Kierkegaard on friendship; II Friendship as preferential; III Friendship as self-love; III. 1 Friendship and exclusivity; III. 2 The friend as 'second self'; IV Cracking the mirror: the 'drawing' view of friendship; V Neighbour-love in friendship; V.1 From friendship to neighbour-love?; V.2 Friendship and the 'virtues of the pagans'
I Forgiveness as the model for self-forgiveness?II Self-forgiveness and self-respect; III When is self-forgiveness appropriate? Wrongdoers, victims and God; III. 1 The difference God makes; IV Summary; chapter nine An immodest proposal; I Pride as a virtue?; II What warrants proper self-love? Pridefulness as an attitude to the virtues?; chapter ten Summary and conclusion; References; Index
IV 'Preserving the concrete'V Beyond the 'Levinasian'?; chapter five Another take on self-love; chapter six Love's blank cheques; I Kierkegaard and self-denial; I.1 Selfishness and worldliness; I.2 Self-sacrifice and rejection by the world; II Varieties of self-sacrifice: some insights from feminist thought; chapter seven Towards a more positive account of self-love I; I Trust: 'Love Believes All Things -- and Yet Is Never Deceived'; II Hope: 'Love Hopes All Things -- and Yet Is Never Put to Shame'; III Summary; chapter eight Towards a more positive account of self-love II
V.2.1 Friendship as a 'moral task'V.2.2 Friendship as 'being for oneself'; V.3 A friendship based on neighbour-love?; VI Conclusion and implications; chapter three Self-love in Works of Love; I Wresting open the lock of self-love; I.1 Kierkegaard and Fromm; I.2 'Self-esteem'; I.3 'Self-willfulness'; II The centrality of God to proper self-love; III Summary and recap; chapter four The problem of special relationships; I Kierkegaard's advocate: M. Jamie Ferreira on the problem of 'special relationships'; II Sharon Krishek on Kierkegaard, Ferreira and special relationships; III The God filter
Summary The problem of whether we should love ourselves - and if so how - has particular resonance within Christian thought and is an important yet underinvestigated theme in the writings of Søren Kierkegaard. In Works of Love, Kierkegaard argues that the friendships and romantic relationships which we typically treasure most are often merely disguised forms of 'selfish' self-love. Yet in this nuanced and subtle account, John Lippitt shows that Kierkegaard also provides valuable resources for responding to the challenge of how we can love ourselves, as well as others. Lippitt relates what it means to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kierkegaard, Søren, 1813-1855.
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