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A Kierkegaardian Ethics of Mysticism

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dc.contributor.advisor Lair, Meredith Brake, Matthew
dc.creator Brake, Matthew 2019-07-29 2020-02-12T21:16:25Z 2020-02-12T21:16:25Z
dc.description.abstract This thesis argues that a positive reading of mysticism in the writings of Søren Kierkegaard is possible. I argue that mysticism is capable of the same transfiguration as the aesthetic within Kierkegaard’s thought. Since mysticism is an open and fluid concept and the ethical in Kierkegaard has multiple meanings, I establish the meaning of the mystical in dialogue with William James’ Varieties of Religious. This is followed by a brief description of the various ways the ethical is defined in Kierkegaard, and I established the uniting theme between them all. Through an analysis of Kierkegaard’s Either/Or Part II and The Book on Adler, I establish resonances across Kierkegaard’s corpus that demonstrate that the mystical, like the aesthetic, is made complete and transfigured by the ethical. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Søren Kierkegaard en_US
dc.subject mysticism en_US
dc.subject William James en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject aesthetics en_US
dc.title A Kierkegaardian Ethics of Mysticism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies en_US Master's en_US Interdisciplinary Studies en_US George Mason University en_US

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