Crowd is Untruth
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
(first published December 8th 2009)
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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.
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...