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The Ethics of Authorship: Communication, Seduction, and Death in Hegel and Kierkegaard

Daniel Berthold


This book explores different conceptualizations of the responsibilities of the author to the reader. It also engages the question of what styles of authorship allow these responsibilities to be met. The two writers who serve as the main subjects for this work, the German idealist philosopher G. W. F. Hegel and the Danish Christian existentialist Søren Kierkegaard, invite us to confront particularly challenging questions about the ethics of authorship. Each in his own way explores styles of authorship that employ a variety of strategies of seduction in order to entice the reader into his narrat ... More

Keywords: Søren Kierkegaard, G. W. F. Hegel, author, reader, writers, narratives, strategies, ethics, authorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233946
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823233946.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Berthold, author
Department of Philosophy, Bard College