Søren Kierkegaard





Søren Kierkegaard

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born
in Copenhagen, Denmark
May 05, 1813

died
November 11, 1855

gender
male

genre

influences
G.W.F. Hegel, Abraham, Immanuel Kant, Socrates, Aristotle


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Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a prolific 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian. Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark. Much of his work deals with religious themes such as faith in God, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and theology, and the emotions and feelings of individuals when faced with life choices. His early work was written under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex dialogue.

Kierkegaard left the task of discovering the meaning of his works to the reader, because "the task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted".Scholars have interprete
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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to "Philosophical Fragments" (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 12, Part 1)
 
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The Seducer's Diary
 
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The Journals of Kierkegaard
 
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Christian Discourses Etc
 
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The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin
 
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The Concept of Irony/Schelling Lecture Notes (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 2)
 
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Armed Neutrality, And An Open Letter;With Relevant Selections From His Journals And Papers
 
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Kierkegaard's Writings, XIII: The "Corsair Affair" and Articles Related to the Writings
 
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Attack Upon Christendom
 
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Either/Or: A Fragment of Life
 
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Either/Or, Part I (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 3)
 
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Either/Or, Part II (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 4)
 
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Edifying Discourses: A Selection
 
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Fear and Trembling
 
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Repitition
 
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Fear and Trembling/Repetition (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 6)
 
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For Self-Examination/Judge for Yourselves (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 21)
 
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Papers and Journals: A Selection
 
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The Book on Adler (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 24)
 
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Letters and documents (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 25)
 
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A Literary Review (Penguin Classics)
 
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The Two Ages (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 14)
 
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The Moment and Late Writings (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 23)
 
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Soren Kierkgaard On Authority and Revelation
 
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Philosophical Fragments/Johannes Climacus (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 7)
 
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Johannes Climacus: A Life of Doubt
 
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The Point of View (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 22)
 
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Practice in Christianity (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 20)
 
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A Kierkegaard Anthology
 
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Prefaces (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 9)
 
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Present Age
 
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Purity of Heart Is To Will One Thing: Spiritual Preparation for the Office of Confession
 
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The Sickness Unto Death (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 19)
 
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Stages on Life's Way (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 11)
 
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Kierkegaard's Writings, X: Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions
 
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Works of Love (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 16)
 
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