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    Soren Kierkegaard, is one of the biggest influential existential philosophers. He set the tone for many 20th century philosophers. He lived a very short and prolific life. He considered himself a religious writer, however he had a very peculiar form and understanding of faith. What is interesting about Kierkegaard’s philosophy is his idea of linking faith to religious existentialism, which is far from being a traditional Christian approach. He believed that religious existentialism implicates a leap of faith, marked by the search of the truth through an intimate relation to God. From a traditional religious point of view, faith resides in a trust in the divine word through the holy text, which gives it an objective and historic dimension.…

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    Soren Kierkegaard was born on May 5th, 1813 in Copenhagen, Denmark and died on November 11th, 1855 in Copenhagen. He was a Danish philosopher and theologian who was often viewed as the father of existentialism. He was the seventh and last child of Ane Sørensdatter Lund and Michael Pedersen Kierkegaard. His father had worked himself up to become a businessperson after coming from a background of poverty and slavery, while his mother was the maid of Michael's first wife. One of the factor that…

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    Søren Kierkegaard

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    Søren Kierkegaard outlines his interpretation of Christian psychology and philosophy in several works, including Either/Or, A Fragment of Life and Fear and Trembling. Throughout these writings, there are several indispensable themes. Kierkegaard proposes an evaluation of spheres of human existence, first introducing esthetic, and following with ethical, religiousness A, and Christian spheres. These spheres or realms exemplify a sort of continuum, of which is a logical progression, yet a person…

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    Søren Kierkegaard was born on May 5, 1813 in the Copenhagen, Denmark. Kierkegaard’s father was Michael Pederson Kierkegaard a very prosperous wool merchant who also influenced Kierkegaard’s religious beliefs growing up by raising him according to Christian Tradition. (Swenson) This upbringing by his father may have also contributed to his personality and writing style as both Søren and his father could be described as melancholy people. Kierkegaard was also influenced in his writings by the…

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    Soren Kierkegaard’s Either/Or is a collection of journal entries from a mysterious character known as ‘A’ and letters from a character called Judge Wilhelm in response to these journal entries. Each of these characters shows their perspectives on life and offer their advice throughout their writings. These two characters have very different perspectives, which allows the reader to learn many lessons about how to live life and find their individual purpose in life. The mysterious character known…

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    Existentialism is a philosophy that the choices individual makes should be responsible for it and should accept their own act without consent of other people. Its beliefs are centred on the idea of finding the meaning of life through different choices and situations. In the view of existentialist, this world is meaningless and absurd. It is the way that let external factor affect us that determine who we are. As individuals we have freedom to make our own choices and that’s what life's all…

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    When writing The Stranger, Albert Camus had other intentions than just giving his audience some story about the life of an indifferent man. The novel itself gives the main character, Meursault, a way of thinking that some would find unimaginable and incomparable to any character that might be seen in another piece of literature. While the book makes an attempt at making sure the reader understands the philosophy of Meursault while progressing through his timeline, the philosophy Meursault…

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    Søren Kierkegaard is an existential philosopher, which means he places a major emphasis on an individual’s freedom and existence. In Kierkegaard’s book, The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard tries to offer his reader’s a complex answer to very popular question what is human nature. He concludes in his work that human beings are an embodied spirit and that our spirit is one in the same with our self. The more we use our free choice, the more we become our individual selves which is an act of…

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    Soren Kierkegaard: Dialectic/Indirect Method He was born on5th May 1813, at Copenhagen, Denmark. Kierkegaard was a Danish theologian, philosopher, and social commentator. He was unfamiliar outside Denmark during his own lifetime. Kierkegaard grew up lonely and reserved but highly intelligent and well educated. He studied philosophy and theology at the University of Copenhagen from 1830, passing his final theological exam ten years later. He was much influenced by the thought of Hegel. He was a…

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    Kierkegaard Vs Nietzsche

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    Soren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche were two of the most prominent philosophers in the period following the enlightenment. Kierkegaard was from Denmark, and skillfully used pseudonyms and fictional characters to present his work. Nietzsche was from Germany, and was a ruthless critic of morality, Christianity, and many other aspects of the society he lived in. In Kierkegaard’s first work Either/Or, he uses fictional characters by the names of A and Judge William to preach the aesthetic…

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