John D. Mullen (essay date spring 1979)
SOURCE: Mullen, John D. “Between the Aesthetic and the Ethical: Kierkegaard's Either/Or.” Philosophy Today 23, no. 1/4 (spring 1979): 84-94.
[In the following essay, Mullen questions the usual reading of Either/Or that positions the aesthetic and the ethical as two progressive stages of life.]
In the following paper I would like to call into question what seems to be the accepted way of reading S. Kierkegaard's Either/Or. () This interpretation can be developed in the following way. First, Either/Or depicts the first two stages of a journey of the spirit similar in logical structure to Hegel's...
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