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This has been a slog. I've read lots about Kierkegaard and his philosophy, rating him on that basis as one of my favourite thinkers. The introduction to this book is excellent-I read it first. But I certainly struggled with Kierkegaard's own writings. I persevered only because I had such a strong interest rather than was liking the work. The reward comes towards the end of the reader, with Kierkegaard's reviews of the present age (section 5). This is 1846 and his thoughts are incredibly incisive ...more
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 individua ...moreMore about Søren Kierkegaard...