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A Confusion of the Spheres: Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein on Philosophy and Religion

Genia Schönbaumsfeld


Cursory allusions to the relation between Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein are common in philosophical literature, but there has been little in the way of serious and comprehensive commentary on the relationship between their ideas. This book attempts both to close this gap and to offer important independent readings of Kierkegaard's and Wittgenstein's conceptions of philosophy and religious belief. Chapter 1 carefully documents Kierkegaard's influence on Wittgenstein, while Chapters 2 and 3 provide trenchant criticisms of two prominent attempts that have been made to compare the two thinkers — th ... More

Keywords: authenticity, God, philosophical authorship, religious belief, D. Z. Phillips, James Conant, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199229826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229826.001.0001


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Genia Schönbaumsfeld, author
University of Southampton
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