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Perkins, Robert L. 1930-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 328 publications in 2 languages and 8,620 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: B4376, 248
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert L Perkins
Kierkegaard's Fear and trembling : critical appraisals( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals was the first anthology of essays on Kierkegaard's classic to be published in English. The authors are a remarkable collection of scholars, some already well known and some standing at the beginning of their scholarly careers. The list of authors includes Louis Jacobs, David A. Pailin, Merold Westphal, Paul Holmer, Edward F. Mooney, John Donnelly, C. Stephen Evans, David J. Wren, Mark C. Taylor, Nancy Jay Crumbine, and Jerry H. Gill. The collection contains comparative, historical, and analytic essays focusing on Kierkegaard's relations to the Akedah, the multiple tensions raised by Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac. These essays abound with penetrating insights into many Kierkegaardian concepts that are important not just in Fear and Trembling but found throughout Kierkegaard's writings, such as paradox, resignation, faith, the absurd, the individual, the poet, the hero, immediacy, the ethical and its suspension, the leap of faith, offence, and silence." -- Publisher's description
Søren Kierkegaard by Robert L Perkins( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of anxiety : a simple psychologically orienting deliberation on the dogmatic issue of hereditary sin by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian
The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian
History and system : Hegel's philosophy of history by Hegel Society of America( Book )

14 editions published in 1984 in English and Italian and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two ages : the age of revolution and the present age : a literary review by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian
Fear and trembling, and Repetition by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical fragments and Johannes Climacus by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian
The Corsair affair by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English the world community of scholars is systematically assembling and presenting the results of recent research in the vast literature of Soren Kierkegaard. Based on the definitive English edition of Kierkegaard's works by Princeton University Press, this series of commentaries addresses all the published texts of the influential Danish philosopher and theologian
The concept of irony by Robert L Perkins( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concluding unscientific postscript to "Philosophical fragments" by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Concluding Unscientific Postscript was published 28 February 1846, and this collection of essays, all written for the sesquicentennial, is offered in celebration of that singular event in the history of philosophy. Not since Hume's Treatise has a philosophic work of such singular merit fallen so near stillborn from the press. Hume attempted to be his own publicist and recast his revolutionary new arguments in his Inquiries and the Abstract. Kierkegaard, by contrast, made the best of the silence, doggedly pursuing his philosophic task, at least as he Socratically understood it: "once again to read through solo, if possible in a more inward way, the original text handed down from the fathers" (CUP 1:629-30). Philosophical Fragments and Concluding Unscientific Postscript are the two works Kierkegaard published under the pseudonym Johannes Climacus. Taken together as the collected works of John the Climber, they constitute the most contentious contribution to the philosophy of religion in the nineteenth century. Although Climacus responds positively to much of the modernist philosophic enterprise, his originality and perennial importance lie in the fact that his effort more critically and decisively than any other major treatment from that age undercuts key features of the modernist project in the philosophical approach to religion. Both Marx and Nietzsche may be thought to offer more radical treatments of the modern philosophy of religion, but both are more deeply involved with and committed to the common assumptions of the modern age than Climacus: Marx grants priority to materialist considerations in configuring the human telos, and his confidence in scientific development and historical progress, though critical, is unquestioned; while Nietzsche's secularism, Darwinism, subjectivism and relativism (perspectivism), and atheism brand him as a rather traditional modernist. By contrast, Climacus's wrestling with the content of the divine accounts for the continued interest in his thought. Continuing the argument and analyses of a previous volume of IKC dedicated to Philosophical Fragments, this collection of essays focuses on the Postscript and undertakes to examine a number of Climacus's arguments and views of classical and contemporary issues in philosophy" --
Stages on life's way( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Either/or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kierkegaard's Either/Or can be read in multiple ways. One important possible reading at the present time is to read it as a critique of the sexual stereotyping of women (and, implicitly, the stereotyping of men as well) and gender relations that characterize modern Western thought. The stereotyping is not simple and unvarigated. To mention two extremes, Kierkegaard's presentation of gender relations range from the outrageous subjugation and domination of woman shown in the "Diary of the Seducer," with which Kierkegaard closes the first volume of Either/Or, to the affectionate and gentle love that characterizes the relation of Judge William and his wife in the second volume, where the best face is put upon bourgeois marriage. In Either/Or, Part One, Kierkegaard presents what he calls the aesthetic form of life. There he focuses on a large variety of the stereotypical views of women, from a sentimental and whining appraisal of her position in the world, through the view that sexual exploitation is an uncontrollable natural instinct and/or drive for which men are not morally responsible, to the view that women is a jest, not to be taken seriously as a moral and responsible being, and then that she is just there as a sexual object or plaything to be reflectively seduced on the male's terms and for his pleasure or rejection, whatever suits him at the moment. Needless to say, this great variety of views of the "uses" of woman has provoked a large critique, and just as predictable, that critique is as varied as the intellectual tools available for the analysis of a work that is as literary as it is philosophic. The present collection of essays treats these and many other of the most important issues raised in Either/Or in fresh and perceptive ways. Even where familiar themes are argued, the authors introduce innovative interpretive models, new approaches and new materials are appealed to, or new rebuttal arguments against previously held positions are offered. Several of the articles, for instance, appropriate or criticize methods or insights derived from postmodernism and/or feminist philosophy; an approach that would have been unlikely two decades ago" --
Works of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discourses by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating, illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love." "This work is marked by Kierkegaard's Socratic awareness of the reader, both as the center of awakened understanding and as the initiator of action. Written to be read aloud, this book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that make such an attentive approach richly rewarding. Works of Love not only serves as an excellent place to begin exploring the writings of Kierkegaard but also rewards many rereadings."--Jacket
Early polemical writings by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection is the first focused effort to bring modern research techniques to bear on Kierkegaard's earliest polemical writings and literary efforts as gathered in the first volume of Kierkegaard's Writings under the title Early Polemical Writings. That the analytic capacities and philosophic sophistication of the mature Kierkegaard are not present in these early pieces comes, of course, as no surprise. Rather, these first writings show the young student already at work on many of the issues that occupied him throughout his short life and indicate that he already was experimenting with projected self-images and writing styles
For self-examination and Judge for yourself!( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upbuilding discourses in various spirits by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just as Howard V. and Edna H. Hong's translation of Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits marked the first appearance of this complete title in English in a single volume, this collection of essays is the first to explore the fascinating and powerful compilation of Kierkegaard's writings that clearly initiate the "second authorship.""--Jacket
Abortion : pro and con by Robert L Perkins( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practice in Christianity by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Practice in Christianity is the second volume in what could be called the "collected Works" of "Anti-Climacus," Kierkegaard's new pseudonym. Anti-Climacus's first volume, The Sickness Unto Death, appeared just a year earlier in 1849. The use of a pseudonym is consistent with Kierkegaard's usual practice when presenting an idealized statement of his subject, be it sexual seduction or Christian theology. Anti-Climacus argues the conceptual content of Christianity against the "leading thought of the times" and also against the ethical and social import of the comforts and consolations of bourgeois culture and religion which he called "Christendom." In his own mind at least, Kierkegaards presents Christianity as it must be thought and lived if it is to be authentic. The Sickness unto Death and Practice in Christianity can be and are read quite independently, but jointly they provide the basis of Kierkegaard's devastating critique of a secularized, culturally homogenized, and tame Christianity. The authors of the studies in this present volume, Merold Westphal, Paul R. Sponheim, Murray A. Rae, Niels Jorgen Cappelorn, Sylvia Walsh, David D. Possen, Andrew J. Burgess, Christian Fink Tolstrup, Robert L. Perkins, and Wanda Warren Berry, raise a wide spectrum of issues regarding Practice in Christianity, its theology, its moral and religious psychology, and its cultural, social, and political world" --
Eighteen upbuilding discourses by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Upbuilding, or edification, is the central theme of Kierkegaard's authorship: "Only the truth that builds up is truth for you" (EO, 2:354). He stressed life development and the necessity of a lifeview for an author in his first work, the little book on Andersen, From the Papers of one Still Living. Either/Or, Part One, sketches numerous lives, victims, and victimizers, who are in desperate need of upbuilding or, more pathetically, rebuilding, or is the proper term rebirth? The letters of Judge William in Either/Or, Part Two, lay out the basic psychological presuppositions for upbuilding a life, presuppositions that Kierkegaard never repudiated, although he did deepen and enlarge them even as he rejected the comfortable complacency of the Judge. The crucial sermon that closes the volume shows the necessity of transcendence to break the domination of social conformity and worldliness that can appear as moral smugness. These early works should have made clear to each and all Kierkegaard's basic intention to become an upbuilding religious author, one critical of much in the common life.Somewhere along the way, probably soon after the publication of Either/Or, Kierkegaard developed a plan to publish a number of upbuilding discourses to "accompany" the pseudonymous works, even those he had not yet written. These discourses, collectively called Eighteen Upbuilding Discourses are the focus of the commentaries in this volume. We have to infer Kierkegaard's reasons for writing them, but the popularity of the worst modes of life presented in Either/Or, Part One, no doubt contributed mightily to his decision" --
 
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The concept of anxiety : a simple psychologically orienting deliberation on the dogmatic issue of hereditary sin
Alternative Names
Lee Perkins, Robert 1930-

Perkins, Robert Lee 1930-

פרקינס, רוברט ל

Languages
English (143)

Italian (2)

Covers
The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakeningTwo ages : the age of revolution and the present age : a literary reviewFear and trembling, and RepetitionPhilosophical fragments and Johannes ClimacusThe Corsair affairThe concept of ironyConcluding unscientific postscript to "Philosophical fragments"Stages on life's way