Kierkegaard and Love Workshop (Human Flourishing Program)


Thursday, March 17, 2022 (All day) to Friday, March 18, 2022 (All day)


Hybrid: Online via Zoom and at 12 Arrow Street, Cambridge

Kierkegaard and Love Workshop March Banner

For the latest details on this two-day workshop, please visit the Human Flourishing Program workshop page.


The subject of love is central to the Program’s research on well-being and flourishing. It is part of “The Construct and Assessment of Love” grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Our hope with the “Kierkegaard and Love Workshop” is to explore Kierkegaard’s rich insights on themes concerning love in his thought and beyond. We are especially interested in receiving submissions that explore the unitive and contributory aspects of love. When we speak of the unitive aspect of love we have in mind that dimension of love that seeks unity of some kind with the beloved. When we speak of the contributory aspect of love we have in mind that dimension of love that seeks to contribute to the good of the beloved in some way and for the beloved’s own sake.


List of presenters

Name Surname Insitutional Affiliation Title
Iben Damgaard University of Copehnagen, Denmark Figures of Love [KEYNOTE ADDRESS]
Hjördis Becker-Lindenthal University of Cambridge, UK Following After Christ: Suffering Out of Love – For Whom?
Amber Bowen Redeemer University, Canada The Limits of Suspicion and the Possibilities of Love:
Rob Compaijen Protestant Theological University, NL Neighbor-Love and Self-Denial: Kierkegaard’s Strenuous Ideal of Human Existence
Thiago Faria Cefet, Brazil Gratitude, Love, and Envy in Kierkegaard
Wojciech Kaftanski Harvard University, USA Love, Repetition, and Commitment
Ariel  LaFayette  University of Toronto, Canada Receiving Kierkegaard's Christian Love through Heidegger's Formal Indication
Elizabeth Li Princeton University, USA  Kierkegaard on Love and Freedom: Freedom as a Contributory Aspect of Love 
Jakub Marek Charles University in Prague, Czechia Kierkegaard and the Idea of Formative Love
Tom Millay St. Olaf College, USA Un-modern Love
Dar Triffon-Reshef

University of Notre Dame, USA

Loving as Yourself
Walter  Wietzke University of Wisconsin, USA Love, Marriage, and Boredom