In Kierkegaard's Romantic Legacy, Anoop Gupta develops
an original theory of the self based on Kierkegaard's writings.
Gupta proceeds by historical exegesis and considers several
important ways of thinking about self outside of the natural
sciences. His study moves theories of the self from theology toward
sociology, from a God-relationship to a social one, and illustrates
how a loss in theological underpinnings partly contributes to the
rise in the popularity of cultural relativism. By drawing on
Kierkegaard's writings, Gupta develops a metaphysical account of
the self that provides an alternative to the idea that there is no
such thing as human nature.
Keywords: Kierkegaard; Philosophy; Theory of self;
Metaphysics; Theology; Sociology