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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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 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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 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.utm.edu /research/iep/k/kierkega.htm   (11257 words)

 Soren Kierkegaard - Søren Kierkegaard - Danish Philosopher - Biography
Kierkegaard was influenced early in life by the devoutly religious teachings of his father which concentrated on Christ's suffering.
Kierkegaard uses the story to work through the conflict between ethics and religion, looking particularly at the religious paradox that ethics may be disregarded if it is God's command.
Kierkegaard claims that God may accomplish what we may see as absurd, and that we may recover what is lost to us by having faith in the absurd.
www.egs.edu /resources/kierkegaard.html   (1010 words)

 little blue light - Søren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard became engaged to 17 year old Regine Olsen, the daughter of a respected Copenhagen family who Kierkegaard had initially met when she was just 14.
Kierkegaard's funds were running low and, with the plan of his authorship nearly complete, he considered becoming a country priest, but felt that the Corsair affair had too greatly damaged his reputation.
Kierkegaard finished the remaining works for the original plan of his authorship and fell silent for several years until the death of Bishop Mynster, a close family friend and early role model of Søren's, in 1854.
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 Consulate General of Denmark in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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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 Soren Kierkegaard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Soren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher and religious thinker, was one of the most influential theologians of the 19th Century.
Kierkegaard profoundly influenced modern theology and philosophy and is considered the father of existentialism.
Kierkegaard's analysis of human existence and proposition of existentialism are rich in the transforming significance for the doctrines of faith, sin, repentance, justification, and sanctification.
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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)

Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish writer known for his literature which broadly encompassed the humanities, including philosophy, psychology, theology, literary criticism and fiction.
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.
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 Kierkegaard biography philosophy existentialism
  Soren Kierkegaard was born on the 15
Kierkegaard thought that such "pleasure", such "novelty", and such "romantic individualism" would eventually tend to decay or become meaningless and this would inevitably lead to much boredom and dire frustration.
Kierkegaard's enduring influence was at first largely confined to Scandinavia and to German-speaking Europe, where his work had an impact on Protestant theology and on such writers as the novelist Franz Kafka (1883-1924).
www.age-of-the-sage.org /philosophy/kierkegaard.html   (1042 words)

 ipedia.com: Søren Kierkegaard Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kierkegaard's work sometimes resists interpretation, since he wrote most of his early work under various pseudonyms, and often these pseudo-authors will comment on the works of the earlier pseudo-authors.
His father, Michael Pedersen Kierkegaard, was a strongly religious man. Convinced that he had earned God's wrath, he believed that none of his children would live to the age of 34 (Christ's age at crucifixion).
Most emphatically in Sickness Unto Death but also in Fear and Trembling Kierkegaard argues that humans are made up of three parts: the finite, the infinite, and the "relationship of the two to itself." The finite (sense, body, knowledge) and the infinite (paradox and the capacity to believe) always exist in a state of tension.
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 Soren Kierkegaard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For Kierkegaard, truth is a subjective reality which we must live, not simply something to consider and discuss.
Kierkegaard says much of life's meaning depends not on external conditions, but on our internal choices about relating to them.
Kierkegaard urges us to live with purpose, to see life as an intentional act rather than a series of meaningless events.
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 Kierkegaard, Soren --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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.
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.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9045407?tocId=9045407   (734 words)

 Soren Kierkegaard
With Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), his biography is both significant and interesting.
And that man was never able to forget it, not even at the age of 82." Nor was Kierkegaard Jr able to forget it, as he inherited the religious fervour and guilt of his father.
As a young man, Kierkegaard tried to throw oft this melancholy and he did indeed become known as quite a bon viveur in Copenhagen society.
www.philosophers.co.uk /cafe/phil_sep2001.htm   (906 words)

 Soren Kierkegaard, Philosopher
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (the "o" is written with a slash "/" through it) is considered the father of the philosophical movement called existentialism.
Kierkegaard's father, Michael Pederson Kierkegaard, was a farm laborer who led a desperately unhappy life of grinding poverty.
Kierkegaard was convinced that this whole approach is a mistake, that the world is a mysterious and often frightening place, and that explanations that try to make it less so are dishonest.
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 Kierkegaard, Soren. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
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.
www.bartleby.com /65/ki/Kierkega.html   (336 words)

 Soren Kierkegaard
The fourth and final volume of a late modern philosopher's critical study discusses the contributions of Descartes, Pascal, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Weber, Marx, and Einstein, and notes the various influences on their theories.
Besides a commentary on Kierkegaard's writings, there are two essays on Kierkegaard's authorship, a biography, bibliography, images and much more.
Kierkegaard Societies and Institutions all over the world are listed with active links for quick and easy contact.
www.erraticimpact.com /~19thcentury/html/kierkegaard.htm   (499 words)

 World Wide Kierkegaard Resources
See presentations and find links on S.K: http://www.dk-finder.dk/download.htm (Please note that the programme Søren Kierkegaard on a Disk is now a freeware and can be freely copied as long as no attempt is made to take payments from others for it).
Kierkegaard Philosophical Research Seminars held at the University of Copenhagen, Institute for Philosophy, Paedagogic and Rhetoric (Institut for Filosofi, Pædagogik og retorik), Njalsgade 80, 2300 Copenhagen S. These international philosophical research seminars chiefly approach scholars working on Kierkegaard at a Ph.D. or post-doctoral level.
Kierkegaard Manuscripts used in the "Kierkegaard i Rundetårn" Exhibition for the Copenhagen 96 festival.
www.utas.edu.au /docs/humsoc/kierkegaard/resources.html   (1228 words)

 Philosophers : Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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)

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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 Soren Kierkegaard
Also provided are an introduction to Kierkegaard's method of authorship (including a secondary essay) and a Primer on Kierkegaardian Motifs, which serves as an introduction to his thought.
The collection includes approximately 10,000 book volumes some of which are a collection of editions matching those owned by Kierkegaard himself.
A brief biography of Kierkegaard, and survey of his thought, by William McDonald.
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu /Internet/kierk.htm   (520 words)

 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 /library/kierkegaard   (460 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Concluding Unscientific Postscript 1 : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 12.1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kierkegaard intended Postscript to be his concluding work as an author.
Kierkegaard truly engages and challenges the reader by exposing views that make sense at first, but then after letting Climacus get riled up, his rantings and ravings become increasingly illogical and pessimistic.
If the reader does not wish to inquire beyond Kierkegaard's text, he need not worry, the second volume is for the person who did not find Kierkegaard mind numbing enough and sees need to go behind the text.
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 Soren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard said that is it especially important for people to have a meaningful existence.
The most important part of Kierkegaard's philosophy are the three stages of personal development: the aesthetic, the ethical and the religious.
Kierkegaard didn't view art as Hegel and Schopenhauer did, as connecting people with a sense of permanance.
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 Soren Kierkegaard
From Princeton University Press, Kierkegaard's Writings is a definitive, systematically translated, scholarly edition of Kierkegaard's works in English, comprising twenty-five volumes of text and a separate cumulative index.
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL KIERKEGAARD INFORMATION has its roots in a single A4 sheet of paper typed on a manual typewriter in 1979, and back beyond that to an idea I had in 1973, that it might be possible, using the principles of Kierkegaard's thought, to draw people together internationally in cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary Socratic dialogue.
Purpose: 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 Kierkegaards writings: the works he himself had published, as well as the ones he left unfinished.
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 Provocations: Spiritual Writings of Soren Kierkegaard - Download Free E-book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
www.bruderhof.com /e-books/Provocations.htm   (1035 words)

 little blue light - Soren Kierkegaard - Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Realm of existentialism: Søren Kierkegaard - Katharena Eiermann's tribute to the father of Existentialism.
Søren Kierkegaard Society of the UK - Aims to bring together persons with an interest in the works of the philosopher.
What Did Kierkegaard Want - A not always sympathetic critical overview of Kierkegaard's life and work, which covers several of his major ideas, difficult aspects of his personality and some views of other prominent writers about Kierkegaard.
www.littlebluelight.com /lblphp/links.php?ikey=13   (403 words)

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