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Crowd is Untruth

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My dear, accept this dedication; it is given over, as it were, blindfolded, but therefore undisturbed by any consideration, in sincerity. Who you are, I know not; where you are, I know not; what your name is, I know not. Yet you are my hope, my joy, my pride, and my unknown honor.It comforts me, that the right occasion is now there for you; which I have honestly intended d ...more
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Jan 06, 2016 Murph rated it liked it
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I didn't want to count this towards my goal since it is really just a long essay. However, it was quite good. Kierkegaard's point is that if something is true then you should be able to convey it to the individual. If you have to rely on the crowd to prove it's truth then it is untrue, it shouldn't be trusted. In fact, you should never trust the crowd, you can always discuss things one on one.
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Apr 10, 2014 Brian Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Those looking for the encouragement needed to stand up against opinions blindly accepted by the masses will find a welcome friend in this little gem of an essay.

I found the The Crowd Is Untruth by Soren Kierkegaard to be both autobiographically revealing and refreshingly contrarian. Known to be a loner, and standing at odds with the intellectual climate of his time, Kierkegaard provides a brief defense for offering viewpoints that stand in direct contradiction to prevailing intellectual norms.

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Oct 08, 2014 An Te rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This brief essay offers a compelling spin on worldliness and a deference of one's personal responsibility and relationship with God. Kierkegaard rightly vilifies the crowd as the death of the individual. If the crowd is exalted, where are the individuals to be seen. It is a facade behind today's very institutions and for their genuine lack of transparency. Who does wish to stand before God, in His Shekinah glory? Not the faint hearted and not the ones who are deep down, the rebellious of heart. ...more
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Jan 14, 2016 Royce Ratterman rated it really liked it
I was very pleased to read this short piece.
One nowadays can tend to 'go with the flow', but reflecting upon this work reestablishes that "The Crowd is Untruth" and will give the reader many things to ponder.
Any multi-level analytical thinker will enjoy this piece.
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Mar 14, 2015 hemant shah rated it it was amazing
Don't detest crowd,avoid it.

Kierkegaard clarified this duality for us. I appreciate his concern for the reader,read it and contemplate I recommend this gem.
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Jun 30, 2014 John Belmont rated it it was amazing
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This work reflects what I've always said, I prefer the company of individuals, not so much that of people.
Oct 16, 2011 Linda rated it liked it
An interesting concept... It caused me to consider the current political activities in America. Hmmm.
Sep 05, 2011 Stimple rated it really liked it
This is hard work. Take it slow, easy, and with a highlighter.
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Dug it.
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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 individua ...more
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