Kierkegaard's Relations to Hegel Reconsidered

(Modern European Philosophy)

Hardcover, 718 pages

English language

Published Sept. 15, 2003 by Cambridge University Press.


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Jon Stewart's study is a major re-evaluation of the complex relations between the philosophies of Kierkegaard and Hegel. The standard view on the subject is that Kierkegaard defined himself as explicitly anti-Hegelian, indeed that he viewed Hegel's philosophy with disdain. Jon Stewart shows convincingly that Kierkegaard's criticism was not of Hegel but of a number of contemporary Danish Hegelians. Kierkegaard's own view of Hegel was in fact much more positive to the point where he was directly influenced by some of Hegel's work. Any scholar working in the tradition of Continental philosophy will find this an insightful and provocative book with implications for the subsequent history of philosophy in the twentieth century. The book will also appeal to scholars in religious studies and the history of ideas.

2 editions


  • History of ideas, intellectual history
  • Religion & Beliefs
  • Western philosophy, c 1800 to c 1900
  • Kierkegaard, Sren,
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Philosophy
  • Kierkegaard, S²ren,
  • History & Surveys - Modern
  • Kierkegaard, Søren
  • Philosophy / History, Criticism, Surveys
  • Eastern - General
  • Eastern
  • 1770-1831
  • 1813-1855
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich,