The Philosophical Knight – Søren Kierkegaard

Soren Kierkegaard_Image_AeonDanish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is oft regarded as a satirical, romantic iconoclast. Unlike many philosophers of his era, his prose was lyrical and poetic and the use of pseudonyms, paradox and irony were among his trademarks. Kierkegaard’s works explored such things as personal identity, duty, freedom, objective & subjective truths, religion, ethics and more….and even though Existentialism came after his death (and he himself never used the term), he is consistently regarded as the first existentialist philosopher.

This wonderful article (written in May 2013 by British philosopher, author & editor of The Philosopher’s Magazine Julian Baggini in honor of Kierkegaard’s 200th birthday) explores the life of Kierkegaard and some of the many reasons why Kierkegaard’s works are still philosophically relevant & valuable today.  Read more…

DISCLAIMER: We agree with Baggini…we LOVE Kierkegaard, too! First introduced to his philosophical work called Fear & Trembling by a now colleague/then professor 20+ years ago…we were hooked!

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