Kierkegaard's Mirrors: The Immediacy of Moral Vision

  title={Kierkegaard's Mirrors: The Immediacy of Moral Vision},
  author={P. Stokes},
  pages={70 - 94}
  • P. Stokes
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Inquiry
  • This paper explores Kierkegaard's recurrent use of mirrors as a metaphor for various aspects of moral imagination and vision. While a writer centrally concerned with issues of self‐examination, selfhood and passionate subjectivity might well be expected to be attracted to such metaphors, there are deeper reasons why Kierkegaard is drawn to this analogy. The specifically visual aspects of the mirror metaphor reveal certain crucial features of Kierkegaard's model of moral cognition. In particular… CONTINUE READING
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