ISBN 978-1-933237-21-3 (paperback), $11.95
A Centrally Directed Assessment
of the Efficacy of his Authorship
by Martin Slotty (1884-1945),
translated by Eric v.d. Luft from
Die Erkenntnislehre S.A. Kierkegaards:
Eine Würdigung seiner Verfasserwirksamkeit
vom zentralen Gesichtspunkte aus (1915),
with a foreword by M.G. Piety
From the foreword:
"No find was more important to me ... than this little ...
introduction to Kierkegaard's epistemology ... comprised
primarily of passages extracted from Kierkegaard's works,
with only occasional additions of analysis of their meaning.
The relative paucity of analysis is explicable, however, by
the fact that the passages more or less explain themselves.
That is part of what makes the book so important. It shows
very clearly that one does not have to dig deep to see that
epistemological concerns were central to Kierkegaard's
thought. ... This little book provides a necessary corrective
to the view that ... epistemological concerns did not figure
largely in his works. They did. ... This book is valuable ...
not simply as an introduction to Kierkegaard's epistemology,
but also as an introduction to the historical reception of
Kierkegaard's thought. It is rich with references to such
early Kierkegaard scholars as Olaf Peder Monrad, Harald
Höffding, and Albert Bärthold, to name just a few. It
demonstrates unequivocally not only that many early
scholars got Kierkegaard wrong, but also that some
actually got him right, and that we can benefit even
today from reading them."