Love's praxis: the political in Kierkegaard's Works of love

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dc.contributor Trost, Theodore Louis
dc.contributor Chotiner, Barbara Ann
dc.contributor Choi, Naomi
dc.contributor Miller, Ted H.
dc.contributor.advisor McKnight, Utz Lars Surman, Darren Edward 2017-03-01T16:34:10Z 2017-03-01T16:34:10Z 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000990
dc.identifier.other Surman_alatus_0004D_11235
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The goal of this dissertation is to incorporate Kierkegaard's Works of Love into current theorization of love as a political concept by showing how it models political sensibilities that can be responsive to contemporary problems of political and social injustice. It will be shown that the themes of `love' and `the neighbor', as contained in Works of Love, represent a politics that are critical not only in combating individual commitments to what bell hooks calls, "...the will to dominate and subjugate..." (hooks 1995, 262-272), but the structures of discrimination and oppression that result from such individual commitments as well. This dissertation, then, is concerned with the political subjectivity of the individual as it is, potentially, oriented around the praxis of love of the neighbor, concepts that populate what Lukács termed Kierkegaard's "qualitative dialectic" (Lukács [1952] 1980, 256).
dc.format.extent 197 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Political Science
dc.subject.other Philosophy
dc.title Love's praxis: the political in Kierkegaard's Works of love
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Political Science Political Science The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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