Forthcoming book: Kierkegaard and the Matter of Philosophy

I have not used this space in forever, but I figured it would be worth posting something about my (first) book which is being published this december. The book (which is as of now without cover art) is listed on the publisher’s website here and is currently available for pre-order on amazon here. The pre-order price has already gone up a few dollars this week, so if you are planning to buy the book you may save a bit of money this way.

Here is the table of contents:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

NOTES ON SOURCES

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 1: IDEALISM BEFORE KIERKEGAARD

1.1 J.G. Fichte

1.2 F.W.J. Schelling

1.3 G.W.F. Hegel

1.4 Contemporary readings of Idealism

1.5 Conclusion

CHAPTER 2: ANXIETY AND ONTOLOGY

2.1 The Concept of Irony

2.2 Actuality

2.3 An Introduction to Anxiety

2.4 The Instant

2.5 Freedom

2.6 Good and Evil

2.7 A Fractured Dialectic

2.8 Early Political Considerations

CHAPTER 3: SPIRIT AND SOCIETY

3.1 Despair

3.2 Faith and Paradox

3.3 Reflection and Consciousness

3.4 God and Transcendence

3.5 The Matter of Despair

3.6 From the Psychological to the Social

CHAPTER 4: ANXIOUS POLITICS

4.1 Previous Political Readings

4.2 The Present Age

4.3 The Age of Revolution

4.4 Political Ontology

CHAPTER 5: THE FRACTURED DIALECTIC IN RECENT EUROPEAN MATERIALISM

5.1 Sartre’s Materialism

5.2 Critique of Dialectical Reason

5.3 Kierkegaard and Sartre

5.4 Badiou and the Paradox of the Event

5.5 Badiou and Kierkegaard

5.6 Badiou’s Theories of Subjectivity

5.7 Kierkegaard and Badiou

5.8 Kierkegaard Contra Badiou

CONCLUSION: KIERKEGAARD AND 21ST CENTURY PHILOSOPHY

I will be posting more information, and hopefully some excerpts, in the next few months leading up to its release. If anyone is interested in reviewing the book do not hesitate to get in touch.

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