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Picture of Hugh JassSoren Aabye Kierkegaard


Postmodernist, Existentialst, Thinker and Writer

1813-1855


Kierkegaard was a Danish writer, thinker and Christian revivalist. He sought to clear up the confusions about the Christian way of living. In this vain, he discusses the stages of life, what it is to be a self, and move through the stages of human growth.

Some of his works are religious in nature. In these he discusses certain aspects of Christianity directly, touching on ethical, historical, and moral issues in the bible. He did not ignore emotional aspects in his writings. Kierkegaard analyzed faith, love and man's relationship to his creator.

One of the most famous aspects of Kierkegaard's work is his critique of Hegel's absolute idealism

He is often thought of as the father of existentialism, because of his influence upon both Sartre and Camus.

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