The Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre

The Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre
1998 Enrahonar: Quaderns de Filosofia  
The Søren Kierk e g a a rd Re s e a rch Centre was founded in December 1993 and began work in 1994. It is located at the Faculty of Theology at the Un i versity of Copenhagen and is supported by the Danish National Re s e a rc h Foundation. The Centre is run under the direction of Niels Jørgen Cappelørn. The interd i s c i p l i n a ry re s e a rch activity at the Centre is concentrated in two main groups and is perhaps best described as an ellipse with two foci. (1) On e of these consists of
more » ... these consists of re s e a rchers, whose work is centred in the field of K i e rk e g a a rd studies; (2) the other consists of philological re s e a rchers whose p r i m a ry aim is the establishment of a new critical edition of Kierk e g a a rd ' s w o rk s . (1) The Centre's re s e a rch in Kierk e g a a rd studies is governed by an international committee, chaired by Professor Hermann De u s e r. The committee w o rks together with the Centre Di rector on the planning of re s e a rch goals and participates in decisions concerning the awarding of fellowships. Ac c o rd i n g to the guidelines established by this committee and the Centre Di re c t o r, res e a rch at the Centre is focused on the fields of philosophical and theological a n t h ro p o l o g y, ethics, and hermeneutics. In addition, the Centre provides a stimulating environment for scholarly work related to the thought of Søre n K i e rk e g a a rd in a variety of other fields, including epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics and literary theory, and social, political, and historical studies. The Centre hosts a Re s e a rch Seminar eve ry year in August. The Se m i n a r is dedicated to a previously selected text or theme on which papers are give n . International scholars participate in the Seminar along with the Centre's ow n re s e a rchers and visiting scholars. The papers given at the annual Re s e a rc h Seminar form the main content of the K i e rk e g a a rd Studies: Ye a r b o o k, which is one of the Centre's re s e a rch publications. The Ye a r b o o k also contains guest l e c t u res given at the Centre, book re v i ews, and information on the events and activities at the Centre over the previous ye a r. The other main organ of publication for Kierk e g a a rd re s e a rch at the Centre is the K i e rk e g a a rd Studies: Mo n o g raph Se r i e s. This series is constituted of independent works of original re s e a rch by individual authors. It features doc-
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