Søren Kierkegaard

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Danish philosopher and theologian, precursor of Existentialism

Why Is Søren Kierkegaard Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology, and the philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony, and parables. Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a "single individual", giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was against literary critics who defined idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, and thought that Swedenborg, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, Schlegel, and Hans Christian Andersen were all "understood" far too quickly by "scholars".

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What Are Søren Kierkegaard's Academic Contributions?

Søren Kierkegaard is most known for their academic work in the field of religious studies. They are also known for their academic work in the fields of philosophy and literature.

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