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On Kierkegaard’s Concept of Self-Choice in His Either/Or

(Original title: K pojmu voľby seba samého v Kierkegaardovom diele Buď – alebo)
Filozofia, 69 (2014), 5, 388-398.
Type of work: Papers
Publication language: Slovak

The paper offers an interpretation of Kierkegaard’s original concept of self-choice, which in his book Either-Or is as a key ethical category. The main intention is to shed light on some basic aspects of self-choice, such as the three constitutive parts of choice (freedom, principle of contradiction, and passion) and the two movements in choice (isolation, continuity). The last part of the paper focuses on the issues of criterionlessness and irrationality of choice.


Commitment, Either/Or, Freedom, Isolation/Continuity, Kierkegaard, Passion, Sartre, Self-choice

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