Soren Kierkegaard and I

by Murphy MacDonald



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/22/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781665579605
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781665579599

About the Book

This Book is about the nature of the Philosophy of Existentialism and its originator, Kierkegaard. Today people love to throw this word around without knowing squat about what it means. A fool is always hoisted by his own petard. Existentialism is not a finished system like Plato’s Dialogues or Marx’s Das Capital or the scientific method. It is rather an ‘existence statement’ that has to do with being an individual and how to remain one in the extremities of existence. We also learn that this philosophy is a flat-out religious search for the meaning of faith and self and God. Take that away and you have bogus existentialists like Sartre or Heidegger. The narrative, in addition, seeks to entwine itself around selected events in the lives of Kierkegaard and the author. In that sense, the work is a thumb-nail biography of sorts about both of them, and how they have interrelated over the decades. This is a dialectical approach; for the author is, in so many ways, indebted to the philosopher’s ideas and theories on how to live correctly.

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