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You must change your life : Søren Kierkegaard's philosophy of reading

Millay, Thomas J.2020
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Subject: "Countless academic books have been written about how to interpret literary texts. From reader response criticism to Marxist hermeneutics and beyond, the scholarship on interpretive methods is vast. Yet all these books fail to address a more fundamental question: Why should we read in the first place? Or, to put it another way, why is reading an important thing to do? In order to answer these questions, Thomas J. Millay turns to the wisdom of Danish philosopher-theologian Søren Kierkegaard. In this the first book to be written on Kierkegaard's philosophy of reading, Millay finds that reading does have a specific purpose: it is supposed to change your life. With lucid, nontechnical prose, Millay both establishes the definitive interpretation of Kierkegaard's philosophy of reading and explores the various concrete practices Kierkegaard recommended for its implementation"--Publisher's description.
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Imprint:
Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2020]©2020
Collation:
xix, 79 pages ; 22 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-74) and indexes.
Contents:
Kierkegaard's life, writings, and readings -- You must change your life : Kierkegaard and Augustine on reading -- Conceptual clarity -- Appropriation -- Don't read, act!.
ISBN:
9781532656620 (pbk)9781532656620
Dewey class:
198.9
Language:
English
Index terms:
Philosophy
BRN:
385462
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibrarySociety and Beliefs198.9 MILAvailable
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