chapter  10
11 Pages

Love for Humans: Morality as the Heart of Kierkegaard's Religious Philosophy

WithSharon Krishek

Being primarily a religious philosopher, Kierkegaard is often taken to promote the relationship of the ‘single individual’ with God, at the expense of the individual’s relationship with the human other. By considering three of Kierkegaard’s cardinal essays—Fear and Trembling, Works of Love, and The Sickness unto Death—as complementing each other, in this chapter I wish to argue to the contrary, and delineate the way that for Kierkegaard being religious in fact depends on loving humans.