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Søren Kierkegaard

Danish theologian and philosopher

started by spazol on 11/12/09.

Søren Kierkegaard
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I give him props for his ethical arguments and for taking seriously the big questions that led to the Existentialist movement. My only qualm is that he too often resorted to the cop-out of "God" as being the answer to those questions. Sartre probably said that better at some point.

by DClary (65.15) on 12/7/09.


Why is Katzwinkel's "against" comment considered an "against" comment? Kierkegaard's critical examination should be viewed on its own merits, not on the judgment of the topics.

by changorkon (51.02) on 12/15/09.


He is the name sake of one "Soren Pedersen", my room mate and long time friend.

by JackCNewell (51.52) on 11/22/09.


@ changorkon:
The problem with Kirkegaard's Christian-centric arguments is that they have inherently less value (or are at least less useful) to someone coming from a non-Christian background, be they atheists or the faithful of other religions. The reliance on a faith-based conclusion in philosophical circles is often seen as a failure of the reasoning of the arguer. For many, "because of God" is not a viable philosophical argument or conclusion.

by DClary (65.15) on 12/16/09.


Søren Kierkegaard Soren, Denmark, philosophy, existential, irony, morality, Hegel
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