Sylvia Walsh: Kierkegaard and Religion: Personality, Character, and Virtue

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    See p. 1, emphasis is mine.

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    Walsh explains that for Kierkegaard “personality and character are closely related concepts” (p. 17), and she uses them quite synonymously in her exploration of Kierkegaardian self (which she takes to be ultimately analogous to Kierkegaardian personality/character, see for example pp. 117, 120, 129).

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    See chapter 4.

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    As Bernard Reginster argues in his illuminating study of Nietzsche: if power is the overcoming of difficulties, and difficulties necessarily cause suffering, then in as much as experiencing power is one’s goal, suffering then becomes desirable, a good, and an end in itself. See Reginster, The Affirmation of Life: Nietzsche on Overcoming Nihilism, Harvard University Press, 2006.

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Correspondence to Sharon Krishek.

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The writing of this review was supported by The Israel Science Foundation (grant No. 111/16).

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Krishek, S. Sylvia Walsh: Kierkegaard and Religion: Personality, Character, and Virtue. Int J Philos Relig 85, 265–269 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11153-018-9685-y

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