Lovers in essence: a Kierkegaardian defense of romantic love

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Romantic love is a defining phenomenon in human existence, and an object of heightened interest for literature, art, popular culture, and psychology. But what is romantic love and why is it typically experienced as so central? Sharon Krishek's primary aim in this work is to explore the nature of romantic love through the philosophy of Kierkegaard, and in doing so, to defend it as a moral phenomenon. She does so by developing a connection between love and selfhood, here explained in terms of one's distinct individuality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York, New York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages243
ISBN (Electronic)0197500919, 0197500935
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameOxford scholarship online
PublisherOxford University Press

ULI publications

  • uli
  • Affection -- Love
  • Anti-Climacus
  • Buchbinder, Hilarius
  • Climacus, Johannes
  • Constantius, Constantine
  • Eremita, Viktor
  • Johannes Anti-Climacus
  • Johannes Climacus
  • Johannes de Silentio
  • Kierkegaard, Severino
  • Kierkegaard, Søren -- 1813-1855
  • Kirkegor, Seren
  • Love
  • Silentio, Johannes de
  • Vigilius, Haufniensis
  • Киргегард, Сэрен -- 1813-1855
  • Киркегард, Сэрен -- 1813-1855
  • Киркегор, Сёрен -- 1813-1855
  • Кирхегардт, Сэрен -- 1813-1855
  • Кьеркегор, Сёрен -- 1813-1855
  • קירקגור, סרן -- 1813-1855


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