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Philosophy and Religion
In Søren Kierkegaard's work, Fear and Trembling, he describes two kinds of individuals, which he calls the knight of faith and the knight of infinite resignation. The purpose of this thesis is to consider the differences between the two. Several scholars of the work identify different characteristics that distinguish the knight of faith and the knight of infinite resignation. These characteristics include care (Mooney), courage (Carlisle), and autonomy (Lippitt). This thesis uses those three notions to suggest that another difference between the knight of faith and knight of infinite resignation is the characteristic of vulnerability.
Cross, Christopher G., "On Vulnerability: Distinguishing Differences Between the Knight of Faith and the Knight of Resignation in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling" (2018). Honors Theses. 198.