Jegstrup, Elsebet

Elsebet Jegstrup


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Professor Elsebet Jegstrup, a native of Denmark, retired from Augusta State University as Associate Professor of Philosophy with tenure in 2001. Areas of philosophical interests include Plato, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Existentialism and deconstruction. Recent publications include The New Kierkegaard (Indiana, 2004); "Philosophy is a Way of Life," Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History and Science (2008); "Kierkegaard on Abraham’s Tragedy: the Loss of Community," PhnEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, (2006- on-line); "Kierkegaard Biographies: An Im/possibility," A Feast of Logos, ed. Jason Wirth et al (2005); Text and the performative act: Kierkegaards (im/possible) direct communications, Philosophy Today, (2001); Kierkegaard and Deconstruction, Sren Kierkegaard Society Newsletter (2001); Kierkegaard and Tragedy: The Aporias of Interpretation, Philosophy Today (1996); A Questioning of Justice: Kierkegaard, the Postmodern Critique and Political Theory, Political Theory (1995); Spontaneous Action: The Rescue of the Danish Jews from Hannah Arendts Perspective, Humboldt Journal of Social Relations (1985-86); and several book review essays in Teaching Philosophy. She has presented numerous articles at various venues in the United States, Canada and Italy. She hosted an International Kierkegaard Forum in 2001 at Augusta State University earning a private grant of $35.000.