Soren Kierkegaard wrote about his experience at the University of Copenhagen while studying there from 1830-1841. Denmark was deciding to follow the German national dialogue taking place surrounding the writings of Immanuel Kant 1724–1804, Johann Goethe 1749-1832, Johann Fichte 1762–1814, and Georg Friedrich Hegel 1770–1831. Kant said “our age is the age of criticism, to … More Videos about Soren Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard published about thirty distinct books during his life-time, and left at his death about an equal amount of MS; a competent analysis of these multifarious labours is given in Brandes’s admirable biography.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica; a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature Ninth Edition volume 16 published 1882 p. 72 … More Søren Kierkegaard and Georg Brandes
The “Theology of Crisis”, driving me back to its source in the strangely seminal thought of Soren Kierkegaard, has constituted my own crisis. I believe that my experience has been also that of very many minds today for whom the issue of religion is also the most urgent issue of life. … More Kierkegaard and the theology of crisis (1940)
Where the Hegelian point of view demands that the philosopher become objective, Kierkegaard protests with a flaming passion that the real task before a philosophical thinker is the exact opposite; he must become subjective.
In summary it may therefore be said that Kierkegaard demands that the philosopher as the existential thinker understand himself “as an existing human being, essentially like all other human beings in status and task. … More David Swenson and Soren Kierkegaard
Whoever proposes to discourage vice and to vindicate religion, morality, and social order against their enemies, must unveil crime in all its deformity, and place it before the eyes of men in its colossal magnitude; he must diligently explore its dark mazes, and make himself familiar with sentiments at the wickedness of which his soul revolts. … More The Robbers by J.C.F. Schiller 1781 (Preface)
Little by little Aristotle took the place of Plato, when the taste for systems began to prevail, and when theology itself became more systematic, owing to the decisions of the General Councils, which provided precise and positive formularies. A little before these changes, and before the great schism in the West (1054) that still endures, there was in Italy a sect of philosophers which disputed this conformity of faith with reason which I maintain.
They were dubbed ‘Averroists’. … More Leibniz on Faith with Reason 1710 (Theodicy)
A poor soul had walked out of paradise, and had arrived in the realm of this world.
The devil encountered her and spoke to her: “Where will you go, you half-blind soul?”
The soul spoke: “I want to observe the creatures of the world, who have been made by the Creator.” … More Conversation Between an Enlightened and an Unenlightened Soul by Jakob Böhme 1624
if the Church were puffed up with the confidence that it could quite comfortably attain what the Apostles, as wholly surrendered men, had had to strive for day and night without seeing any other reward than that of being as it were the dregs of society … More Søren Kierkegaard and the Bible – Sermon at Trinitatus Church Feb. 24, 1844
what else does it express but that God’s love is greater than our love? Does not this thought make a man glad to act? For when he is in doubt he has no power to act. Does it not make him fervent in spirit? … More Ultimatum by Søren Kierkegaard 1843
Either no individual of the human species has any true rights, or all have the same; and he or she who votes against the rights of another, whatever may be his or her religion, colour, or sex, has by that fact abjured his own. … More On the Admission of Women to the Rights of Citizenship 1790