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By M. Jamie Ferreira

Soren Kierkegaard's Works of Love (1847), a sequence of deliberations at the commandment to like one's neighbor, has usually been condemned through critics. right here, Ferreira seeks to rehabilitate Works of Love as one in all Kierkegaard's most crucial works. He exhibits that Kierkegaard's deliberations on love are hugely proper to a few very important topics in modern ethics, together with impartiality, accountability, equality, mutuality, reciprocity, self-love, sympathy, and sacrifice. Ferreira additionally argues that Works of Love bears on concerns abnormal to a non secular ethic, corresponding to the position of God as "middle term," and the potential of protecting the cultured dimensions of affection in a spiritual ethic of relation.

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