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  Søren Kierkegaard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kierkegaard’s analysis of the present age uses terms that resemble but are not exactly coincident with Hegel and Marx's theory of alienation.
Kierkegaard was devoted to aesthetics, and is sometimes referred to as the "poet-philosopher" because of the passionate way in which he approached philosophy.
For Kierkegaard, it is not religion as an institution that must be strong within a society; it is individuals who are aware of their relationship to the source of religion that marks the strength of both a religion and a society.
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 Søren Kierkegaard: Tutte le informazioni su Søren Kierkegaard su Encyclopedia.it   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 maggio 1813 - 11 novembre 1855), fu un filosofo danese del XIX secolo, ed è considerato all'unanimità il padre dell'esistenzialismo.
Kierkegaard visse la quasi totalità della sua esistenza a Copenhagen, dove nacque e morì.
Kierkegaard affermò che l'angoscia fosse lo stato dell'uomo messo di fronte alle infinite possibilità, sia positive che negative, della sua esistenza.
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 Søren Kierkegaard -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Søren Kierkegaard was born to an affluent family in (The capital and largest city of Denmark; located on the island of Zealand) Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
Kierkegaard's final years (1854-1855) were taken up with a sustained attack on the (Click link for more info and facts about Danish State Church) Danish State Church by means of newspaper articles published in The Fatherland (Fædrelandet) and a series of self-published pamphlets called The Moment (Øieblikket).
Kierkegaard was devoted to ((art) the branch of philosophy dealing with beauty and taste (emphasizing the evaluative criteria that are applied to art)) aesthetics, and is sometimes referred to as the "poet-philosopher" because of the passionate way in which he approached (The rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics) philosophy.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/s/s%f8ren_kierkegaard.htm   (4221 words)

 Soren Kierkegaard [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Kierkegaard’s closest literary and philosophical models are Plato, J.G. Hamann, G.E. Lessing, and his teacher of philosophy at the University of Copenhagen Poul Martin Møller, although Goethe, the German Romantics, Hegel, Kant and the logic of Adolf Trendelenburg are also important influences.
Kierkegaard was allowed to write his dissertation in Danish, but had to condense it into a series of theses in Latin, to be defended publicly in Latin, before the degree would be awarded.
Kierkegaard came to think that perhaps indirect communication should be the exclusive provenance of the God-man. He came increasingly to regard his own indirection, and his love affair with language, to be demonic temptations.
www.iep.utm.edu /k/kierkega.htm   (11257 words)

 FT October 2004: Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kierkegaard’s influence on contemporary Christian thought is considerable, and aspects of his "existentialism" play a role in that multi-faceted phenomenon called postmodernism, although usually stripped of his radical faith in the God-man, Jesus Christ.
Kierkegaard sought to expose it for the sham Christianity (i.e., Christendom) that it was.
Kierkegaard is for the young, but he is also for grownups who have attained the wisdom of knowing how fragile and partial is our knowing in the face of the absolute, who are prepared to begin ever anew the lifelong discipline that is training in Christianity.
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 D. Anthony Storm's Commentary On Kierkegaard - A Commentary On Kierkegaard's Writings
Kierkegaard was impressed by the issues that the case of Adler raised, being particularly interested in Adler's confusion over the categories of genius and inspiration.
Kierkegaard addresses two broad types of despair: First, "the despair that is ignorant of being despair, or the despairing ignorance of having a self and an eternal self".
Kierkegaard's final literary battle would be the so-called Attack upon Christendom which concluded with his death, in which he became a self-proclaimed critic of the established church.
www.sorenkierkegaard.org /comment.htm   (4834 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Kierkegaard, Søren
Kierkegaard was educated at the elite boys’ grammar school Borgerdydskolen (The School of Civic Virtue) and at home by witnessing his father exercise his dialectical skills on distinguished guests such as Bishop J.P. Mynster, Primate of the Danish People’s Church.
Kierkegaard’s splenetic attacks on the corruption of faith in the institution of the state church continued until he collapsed in the street.
Heidegger drew on Kierkegaard’s notions of existence in the face of death, the importance of subjective relation to the truth, the concept of anxiety, the temporality of existence, and the importance of passionate affirmation of one’s individual being-in-the-world rather than allowing one’s identity to be immersed in “the crowd”.
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 Soren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard's pseudonym Johannes Climacus says of Socrates that "his whole life was personal preoccupation with himself, and then Governance comes and adds world-historical significance to it." Similarly, Kierkegaard saw himself as a "singular universal" whose personal preoccupation with himself was transfigured by divine Governance into universal significance.
Kierkegaard's "method of indirect communication" was designed to sever the reliance of the reader on the authority of the author and on the received wisdom of the community.
Kierkegaard is sometimes regarded as an apolitical thinker, but in fact he intervened stridently in church politics, cultural politics, and in the turbulent social changes of his time.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/kierkegaard   (6871 words)

 Consulate General of Denmark in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kierkegaard interpreted the irony of Socrates as a critical method clearing the way for the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle; like Hegel he attacked German Romantic irony, whose morally dissolute effects he had recently felt in his own soul and body.
It is Kierkegaard's thesis that anxiety is a positive force in man, a doctrine that modern psychotherapists, whether religiously inclined or not, have adopted as a scientific advance.
Kierkegaard knew deep down that if this admission was not forthcoming, his own further development would be marked by his resorting to direct attacks on the church, which he found personified in J.P.Mynster, the Bishop of Zealand.
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 Island of Freedom - Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher and religious thinker who wrote literary and philosophical essays that reacted against Hegelian philosophy and the state church in Denmark, setting the stage for modern existentialism.
Kierkegaard went to study philosophy and theology at the University of Copenhagen, where his personal despair grew, leading him to the therapeutic decision to become a cleric and marry his fiancée Regine Olsen, the daughter of a treasury official.
Kierkegaard begins to see that there are three spheres, though he doesn't state it explicitly; the third sphere is the "religious," higher than the ethical.
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Kierkegaard began writing upon the break-up of his relationship to Regine Olsen, his fiancee; in fact, much of his early writing is an attempt to come to terms with his decision not to marry Regine.
Kierkegaard is known as the "father of existentialism," in fact, for a variety of reasons.
A devout Christian, Kierkegaard was bitterly and unrelentingly critical of the church of his day, lashing out at the "crowd" for their forgetfulness of what it means to exist.
www.mythosandlogos.com /Kierkegaard.html   (362 words)

For Kierkegaard as much as for Kant, however, it may be argued that the moral standpoint is unsurpassable, since for both, religious faith's primary significance lies in its capacity to address problems raised within ethical inwardness, rather than in its capacity to elevate the individual beyond abstractly subjective, dualist modes of modes of experience.
Kierkegaard's response to the Kantian impasse, his solution to the problem of how the finite subject may achieve moral regeneration, will not involve a negation of Kantian dualisms, therefore, but rather the restoration of faith in the historical core of the Christian religion as the unique means for transcending the dualist impasse.
Kierkegaard's familiarity with Hegel's writings was largely indirect, mediated through the work of a Danish disciple, Hans Lassen Martensen, whose theological writings attempted to resolve the current impasse between Christian orthodoxy and Enlightenment rationalism through an apparently Hegelian speculative mediation between these mutually contradictory poles.
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 Kierkegaard, Soren --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Neglected in his lifetime, or ridiculed as a dangerous fanatic, the Danish religious philosopher Kierkegaard came to be regarded in the 20th century as one of the most influential and profound of modern thinkers.
According to the 19th-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, dread, or angst, is a desire for what one fears and is central to his conception of original sin.
Kierkegaard's father, Michael Pedersen Kierkegaard, who had a great influence on his character, had begun his own career as a poor tenant-farmers' helper in the desolate moorlands of western Jutland.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Fear and Trembling (Penguin Classics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The choice of case is tied to Kierkegaard's desire to exposit on the conflict between ethical and religious modes of existence and show why the religious mode is a higher mode of existence.
Kierkegaard goes on to explain that it is his trust in god that allowed Abraham to do this - a trust that god would not rally want the sacrifice to happen, a trust that god would return his son.
From this, Kierkegaard goes on to prove why a 'teleological supsension of the ethical' is possible and why ethics is not sufficient to serve as a basis for spirituality.
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 AllRefer.com - SOren Kierkegaard (Philosophy, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Kierkegaard's outwardly uneventful life in Copenhagen contrasted with his intensive inner examination of self and society, which resulted in many diversified and profound writings; their dominant theme is that "truth is subjectivity." Kierkegaard argued that in religion the important thing is not truth as objective fact but rather the individual's relationship to it.
In those works Kierkegaard developed an "existential dialectic" in opposition to the Hegelian dialectic, and described the various stages of existence as the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious.
Although practically unknown outside Denmark during the 19th cent., he later exerted a tremendous influence upon both contemporary Protestant theology and the philosophic movement known as existentialism.
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Although he wrote extensively, Kierkegaard employed the rhetorical device of irony so successfully that it is difficult to be sure what views he would have defended seriously.
At first, one might be inclined to accept Kierkegaard's straightforward declaration that his entire career as an author is nothing more than an earnest desire to achieve worldly fame.
Although we are strongly inclined to seek human freedom, Kierkegaard noted, contemplation of such a transcendence of all mental and bodily determinations tends only to produce grave anxiety in the individual person.
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 St. Olaf College | Kierkegaard Library
John Davenport has announced the creation of a new webpage dedicated to the Søren Kierkegaard Society's twice-annual sessions at meetings of the American Philosophical Association.
The Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group is hosting two sessions at the American Academy of Religion's annual meeting this November in Philadelphia.
Julia was one of the kindest and most generous people whom you could ever hope to meet and for many of us, it was thanks to her efforts and support that studying Kierkegaard in Copenhagen became possible.
www.stolaf.edu /collections/kierkegaard   (460 words)

Born to a prosperous Danish family and educated at Copenhagen, Søren Kierkegaard deliberately fostered his public reputation as a frivolous, witty conversationalist while suffering privately from severe melancholy and depression.
In a series of (mostly pseudonymous) books, Kierkegaard rebelled against the prevailing Hegelianism of his time and developed many themes that would later be associated with the philosophy of existentialism.
Katharena Eiermann's tribute to Kierkegaard at The Realm of Existentialism.
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 Philosophers - Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard was born in Denmark into a deeply religious, devoutly Pietist family.
In 1821 Kierkegaard was sent to the School of Civic Virtue.
In 1940 Kierkegaard also became engaged to a woman named Regine Olsen, with whom he was deeply in love, but he broke the engagement off the following year.
sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de /phil/filosofer/kierk.html   (208 words)

 Philosophers : Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kierkegaard was a Danish writer, thinker and Christian revivalist.
Kierkegaard analyzed faith, love and man's relationship to his creator.
He is often thought of as the father of existentialism, because of his influence upon both Sartre and Camus.
www.trincoll.edu /depts/phil/philo/phils/kierkegaard.html   (127 words)

 Søren Kierkegaard Reserach Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Niels Jørgen Cappelørn is director of SKC and as such responsible for the daily operations of the Center.
The purpose of the SKC is a.: to carry out and promote Kierkegaard research from literary, theological and philosophical perspectives at both the national and international level b.: to establish a new complete edition of all of Kierkegaard’s writings: the works he himself had published, as well as the ones he left unfinished.
According to an agreement with the University of Copenhagen, the Kierkegaard library was moved from the Faculty of Theology to SKC, which is now also responsible for the supervision of Ph.D. and Master’s students who are writing their theses on various aspects of Kierkegaard’s works.
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 Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Soren Kierkegaard - Download Free E-book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Kierkegaard himself is partly to blame for this: his style is dense, his thoughts complex.
Kierkegaard, if read correctly, deconstructs the entire theological facade of Christianity at the height of its powers, i.e., in the 19th C. His observations of Christianity are, for us, a continuing deconstruction: an on-going rigorous process of inner leer más
Bring on Soren Kierkegaard - he is as relevant for our own day as he was for his own.
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 Joint Theological Library new titles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Hong, Nathaniel J. Cumulative index to Kierkegaard's writings : the works of Soren Kierkegaard / 2000.
Kierkegaard : konstruktion af det aestetiske / 1980.
The criteria of ethical-religious authority : Kierkegaard and Adolph Adler / 1992.
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 Søren Kierkegaard Forskningscenteret
Søren Kierkegaard Forskningscenteret ved Københavns Universitet (SKC) er en selvstændig erhvervsdrivende fond.
En kort introduktion til Søren Kierkegaard og hans forfatterskab kan findes i »Urskriften læst af et geni« af Niels Jørgen Cappelørn.
Søren Kierkegaards Skrifter udkommer på G.E.C. Gads Forlag i København, Henvendelse: Vimmelskaftet 32, 1161 København K, tlf.
www.sk.ku.dk   (508 words)

 Royal Library, Denmark - Exhibition - Kierkegaard Manuscripts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Royal Library, Denmark - Exhibition - Kierkegaard Manuscripts
Manuscripts from the Søren Kierkegaard Archive at The Royal Library
The Secret Note", The Round Tower, Copenhagen, May 6 - June 9, 1996, arranged under the auspices of The Søren Kierkegaard Research Center by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn and The Søren Kierkegaard Society by Joakim Garff.
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 Kierkegaard Cabinet in Budapest
The founder of the Kierkegaard Cabinet Foundation is Péter Nadas.
Welcome on the web-site of the Kierkegaard Cabinet!
Address: Kierkegaard Cabinet Budapest 1088 Muzeum körut 6-8.
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