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The Naked Self: Kierkegaard and Personal Identity

Patrick Stokes


Across his relatively short and eccentric authorial career, Søren Kierkegaard develops a unique, and provocative, account of what it is to be and become a self, backed up by a rich phenomenology of self-experience. Yet Kierkegaard has been almost totally absent from the burgeoning analytic philosophical literature that has sought to grapple with the topics of self-constitution and personal identity. How, then, does Kierkegaard’s work appear when viewed in light of current debates about self and identity—and what does Kierkegaard have to teach philosophers grappling with this topic today? This ... More

Keywords: Kierkegaard, personal identity, self, memory, narrative identity, neo-Lockeanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732730
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732730.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Stokes, author
Deakin University