What did Kierkegaard want?

“I Johannes Climacus, (one of his pseudonyms) born and bred in this city and now thirty years old, an ordinary human being like most folk, assume that a highest good, called an eternal happiness, awaits me just as it awaits a housemaid and a professor. I have heard that Christianity is one prerequisite for this good. I now ask how I may enter into relation to this doctrine.” It is Christianity itself that compels me. … More What did Kierkegaard want?

On Knowledge and Ignorance by Bishop Joseph Butler 1692-1752

Our own nature, and the objects we are surrounded with, serve to raise our curiosity; but we are quite out of a condition of satisfying it. Every secret which is disclosed, every discovery which is made, every new effect which is brought to view, serves to convince us of numberless more which remain concealed, and which we had before no suspicion of. … More On Knowledge and Ignorance by Bishop Joseph Butler 1692-1752

The Vanity of Arts and Sciences by Henry Cornelius Agrippa 1486-1535

The Grammarians will rail at me: the Etymologists will derive my name from the Gout: the mad Poets will call me Goat and Momus; the frivolous Historians will profane me beyond Pausanias or Herostratus: the obstreperous Rhetoricians will plague me with their big Words and mimical Gestures: the quarrelsome Logicians will confound me with their Syllogisms. … More The Vanity of Arts and Sciences by Henry Cornelius Agrippa 1486-1535

The Dreamers

Soren Kierkegaard was influenced by the works of Lucian of Samosata 120-180 AD (headings are links) Lucian had a Vision about Culture ‘And I, child, am Culture, no stranger to you even now, though you have yet to make my closer acquaintance. The advantages that the profession of a sculptor will bring with it you … More The Dreamers