Kierkegaard (9)

1 Name: iruscom : 2007-11-10 02:27 ID:uowTKhka

I'm curious as to whether any one have read anything of Kierkegaard's? I'm really interested in existentialism and would like to read something of his. If you have an suggestions please post.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-16 17:42 ID:XNCOEk5W

I've only read On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates wich is really excellent, especially if you're also interested in ancient philosophy (Socrates, Plato), the concept of Irony and the modern concept of doubt.
I can only tell you that if you're curious about Kierkegaard, just read anything by him. I'm sure you'll find out something interesting.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-18 02:08 ID:1YR7klE0


4 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-16 11:16 ID:Heaven

The Sichness Unto Death is a great work.
In this work Kierkegaard picks up problems concerning faith and despair.
However his standpoint is a variation of Protestantism, he tries to make his argument refuting Hegelian reconciliation, this makes his argument philosophical.
The work affected posterior Heidegger's Being and Time and other works.
Even though Kierkegaard's assertion and conclusion are not fully persuasive, there are many interesting views and insights in his thoughts.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2008-03-16 11:17 ID:lTMKOKnD


6 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-25 22:04 ID:Py2PgLGK

I personally prefer Nietzsche to Kierkegaard and he is also a lot easier to read with his aphorisms.

7 Name: GOD : 2008-06-26 03:12 ID:fqztJAvi


8 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-26 05:50 ID:6d2aBpww

:p But all the morals and values that you brought into this world are, so how can you not be?

Or something to that extent.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2008-12-04 15:08 ID:YDtGx6FD

An outdated totem no longer needed for the progression of society and individuals, that was god. T/(s)he/y are no longer necessary, however, and for all intents and purposes t/(s)he/y are dead. That is what Nietzsche meant.
Also, if you think Nietzsche is easy you are on the wrong track I am afraid. Nietzsche also wrote something, I forget exactly what, but something to the effect of 'there are those who fill their heads with quotes and search for aphorisms, all truth contained in one sentence, and then there are those...'

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