Throughout the 20th century, Søren Kierkegaard’s name critically or apologetically surfaced in numerous philosophical attempts at coming to terms with the challenges of otherness. Since even the more recent interpretations of Kierkegaard evince an overwhelming diversity, one feels the need for a more comprehensive and coherent account, which the present volume seeks to elaborate. With that in mind, after thematizing four distinct senses of otherness in Kierkegaard's corpus, the author unearths their complex interrelation and reveals their Christian, redemption-oriented roots. In addition, he engages in a critical manner with the extant scholarship on the topic and aims to reopen the discussion of alterity in light of the pivotal significance of sinfulness in the way we relate to God, Christ, and other people. The book thus tackles indispensable issues for contemporary Christian ethics and philosophical psychology.
With a Philosophy Bachelors Degree from University of Bucharest, Leo Stan received his Masters Degree in Philosophy from Brock University, Ca. He finished his Ph.D. in Religious Studies at McMaster University, Ca. At present, he is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellow at University of Western Ontario.