Kierkegaard and the Crisis of the Contemporary World

International Scientific Research Project (August 2015-June 2016)

Contact persons at the Goethe University Frankfurt: Prof. Dr. Heiko Schulz and Dr. Gerhard Schreiber


Participating Institutions:

  • Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia (Department of General and Applied Ethics)
  • University of Žilina, Slovakia (Department of Religious Studies)
  • Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (Chair for Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion)

Participants:

  • Abrahim Khan (Canada)
  • Pia Søltoft (Denmark)
  • Gerhard Schreiber (Germany)
  • Primoz Repar (Slovenia)
  • Troy Wellington Smith (USA)
  • Roman Kralik (Slovakia)
  • Mária Binetti (Argentina)
  • Jonas Roos (Brasil)
  • Igor Tavilla (Italy)
  • Martina Pavlikova (Slovakia)
  • Andras Nagy (Hungaria)
  • Humberto Ortega Villaseñor (Mexico)
  • Yasemin Akış (Turkey)
  • Anton Bech Jorgensen (Denmark) 
  • Guðmundur Björn Þorbjörnsson (Iceland) 
  • Velga Vevera (Latvia) 
  • Tibor Mahrik (Slovakia)
  • Iulian Rusu (Romania)
  • Dalimír Hajko (Slovakia)
  • Jose Garcia Martin (Spain)
  • Dorota Probucka (Poland)
  • Peter Kondrla (Slovakia)
  • Martin Hetenyi (Slovakia)
  • Michal Valčo (Slovakia)
  • Peter Šturák (Slovakia)
  • Marian Fedorko (Slovakia)
  • Lýdia Čechova (Slovakia)
  • Cyril Hišem (Slovakia)
  • Václav Umlauf (Czech Republic) 
  • Bojan Žalec (Slovenia)
  • Jarmila Jurová (Slovakia)
  • Katarína Valčová (Slovakia)
  • Martin Štúr (Slovakia)
  • Michala Dubská (Slovakia)
  • Katarína Gabašová (Slovakia)
  • Natalia Rusnáková (Slovakia)
  • Lubos Torok (Slovakia)
  • Hedviga Tkáčová (Slovakia)
  • Igor Tyšš (Slovakia)
  • Marie Roubalova (Czech Republic)
  • Marcela Antošová (Slovakia) 
  • Kota Kinose (Japan)
  • Marek Debnar (Slovakia)

The focus of this international scientific research project is

(1.) to analyze the contemporary socio-cultural situation as regards pressing ethical challenges for both the society and individuals;

(2) to identify Kierkegaard’s methodology and ideas that could potentially become a resource for contemporary theological, ethical, and philosophical discourse;

(3.) to explore the relationship between Kierkegaard’s theological, ethical, and philosophical insights and current ethical challenges.


The findings of the research will be published in monograph entitled Kierkegaard and the Crisis of the Contemporary World in August 2016 by the Kierkegaard Circle, Trinity College, Canada as vol. 6 of the series Acta Kierkegaardiana – Supplement (ISBN 978-0-9878168-4-9).