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dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Williamen
local.source.editorEditor(s): Steven M Emmanuel, William McDonald and Jon Stewarten
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T09:27:00Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationKierkegaards Concepts - Tome II: Classicism to Enthusiasm, p. 147-152en
dc.identifier.isbn9781472428394en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14895en
dc.description.abstractDemonic (det Dœmoniske-noun; dœmonisk-adjective) Both the English and Danish words derive from the Greek δαίμωv, meaning a (lesser) god or spirit. The Greek noun stems from the verb δαίoμαι, originally meaning "to allocate or distribute." In Kierkegaard's time the connotation was usually of something diabolical Kierkegaard frequently hypostatizes the demonic in the form of an abstract noun, 'det Dœmoniske', to denote the essence of being demonic. The demonic belongs with the cluster of concepts that include melancholy, anxiety and despair. It occurs from early journal entries (1837) to late journal entries (1854), and from 'The Concept of Irony to The Sickness unto Death'. Like these related concepts, the demonic is a category with which Kierkegaard tried to diagnose his own psyche and existential condition, but which he refined analytically for more general application. The notion of the demonic is introduced through its incarnations in literature, folklore, music, and the Bible. Examples include the figures of Don Juan, Faust, Mephistopheles, Shakespeare's Gloucester (later Richard III), and the demons exorcised by Christ. Socrates' 'daimonion', while related, belongs to a different category. The demonic also finds incarnations in Kierkegaard's own literary inventions, such as the merman in 'Fear and Trembling' and Quidam in 'Stages on Life's Way', as well as in pseudonymous points of view such as those of the aesthete A and Constantin Constantius. Even Anti-Climacus is described as demonic, since he confuses himself with ideality.s The demonic is characterized more generally, in 'The Concept of Anxiety', as "anxiety about the good."en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAshgateen
dc.relation.ispartofKierkegaards Concepts - Tome II: Classicism to Enthusiasmen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resourcesen
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dc.titleDemonicen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.subject.keywordsPhilosophy of Religionen
dc.subject.keywordsReligion and Religious Studiesen
dc.subject.keywordsPhilosophical Psychology (incl Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)en
local.contributor.firstnameWilliamen
local.subject.for2008220311 Philosophical Psychology (incl Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)en
local.subject.for2008220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.for2008220315 Philosophy of Religionen
local.subject.seo2008950504 Understanding Europes Pasten
local.subject.seo2008950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studiesen
local.identifier.epublicationsvtls086685661en
local.profile.schoolSchool of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.emailwmcdonal@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryB1en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20140319-002341en
local.publisher.placeFarnham, United Kingdomen
local.identifier.totalchapters37en
local.format.startpage147en
local.format.endpage152en
local.series.number15en
local.contributor.lastnameMcDonalden
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleDemonicen
local.output.categorydescriptionB1 Chapter in a Scholarly Booken
local.relation.urlhttp://trove.nla.gov.au/version/206832965en
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local.search.authorMcDonald, Williamen
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