Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 13, No 1 (2017)

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The Nature of Marriage in the Ethical Standpoint of Kierkegaard’s Either/Or and Connections to Fichte

Prabhu Venkataraman


I argue that the nature of marriage entailed by the ethical standpoint in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or differs in important ways from the metaphysics of marriage of the German idealist J. G. Fichte. Hence claims in recent scholarship that Fichte was the historical model for Kierkegaard’s ethical standpoint in Either/Or should be examined in light of these differences.

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