Kierkegaard: Great Thinkers on Modern Life

Kierkegaard Great Thinkers on Modern Life Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher Kierkegaard s philosophical priority of human reality over idealism and his emphasis on personal choice make him an astoundingly relevant think

  • Title: Kierkegaard: Great Thinkers on Modern Life
  • Author: Robert Ferguson
  • ISBN: 9781605988047
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • Widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Kierkegaard s philosophical priority of human reality over idealism and his emphasis on personal choice make him an astoundingly relevant thinker todaySoren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, literary stylist and social critic Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, his philosophical work addressed living as a siWidely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, Kierkegaard s philosophical priority of human reality over idealism and his emphasis on personal choice make him an astoundingly relevant thinker todaySoren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, literary stylist and social critic Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, his philosophical work addressed living as a single individual and the importance of personal choice A famously fierce critic of the idealist thinkers of his time, including Hegel, Goethe, and Hans Christian Anderson, he is regarded as the first existentialist philosopher, and his Fear and Trembling is one of the classics of modern philosophy Here you will find insights from his greatest works, in the Great Thinkers on Modern Life series, which highlights ideas most relevant to ordinary, everyday dilemmas.

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    1. This is essentially an essay or summary of the thought of Søren Kierkegaard on some of life's heavy-duty questions. Ferguson whets the reader's appetite with ample quotes from the philosopher's own works. I admire the author's candor in declaring his own position towards Kierkegaard's convictions, which differs significantly on some questions. His "Homework" section at the end of the book is a thoughtful way of encouraging readers to pursue further the life-questions which Kierkegaard raises. A [...]

    2. Robert Ferguson, did an homage to a person whom HEAVILY influenced me as a young theologian, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard's thinking inspired me to live, to feel, to appreciate personal freedom when some around me said I was of form enslaved to my own whims and that I was not free to choose, except that which would not be the righteous choice AWAKE from the "sleepwalk" and live; feel; be! ☺ Thank you Robert Ferguson!

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