Essays Tagged: "Kierkegaard"

Existentialism in the early 19th Century. Speaks of writers and philosophers.

, one resembles other morally perfect individuals. The 19th-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, who was the first writer to call himself existential, reacted against this tradition by ... s true for me . . . the idea for which I can live or die." Other existentialist writers have echoed Kierkegaard's belief that one must choose one's own way without the aid of universal, objective stan ...

(6 pages) 465 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kierkegaard's Individual, Religious Life vs His Ethical Life and Universality; Are they really mutually exclusive as Kierkegaard claims? Suggested Subject: Humanities:Philosophy:Ethics

d expect to go together, right? That depends on who you ask. In his book, Fear and Trembling, Soren Kierkegaard asserts that life is made up of distinct stages and that the ethical life and the religi ... ut who exists, otherwise, in isolation and finitude, in absolute relation to the absolute. However, Kierkegaard failed to address several factors that, when brought up against his line of reasoning, s ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Comparative: Smith and Marx's to Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky's view of god and religion.

y's, and obtain salvation through an absolute devotion to faith. However, the works of Smith, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Dostoevsky prove that argument to be ridiculous. There is no "in between" stance; o ... ocial equality and a strict institution to satisfy basic societal needs.Contrary to Smith and Marx, Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky are singularly concerned with internal happiness, as a result of profound ...

(3 pages) 61 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Kierkegaard vs Sartre: An Existentialist Approach.

gless, unless one defines that life. Two philosophers actively involved in this position were Soren Kierkegaard and Jean-Paul Sartre. While both can be considered existentialists, in that the quote ab ... am not personally an existentialist, my life in terms of existentialism has been influenced by both Kierkegaard and Sartre, despite their discrepancies.One major difference between the two is that Sar ...

(4 pages) 142 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The Theatre of the Absurd, or slapstick comedy, a popular dramatic genre with an interesting history! This covers the origins of Absurdism, some important names and a bit of background info.

world, and in the very early days of absurd comedy many existentialist philosophers, such as Svren Kierkegaard, utilised its growing popularity to get their (often anti-religion and considerably high ... never really allowed to reach its full potential until much more recently. However, the ideas which Kierkegaard created were carried on by numerous playwrights and especially by absurdist critic, Mart ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Clash Of The Titans: Kierkegaard Vs. Nietzsche On Theories Of Knowledge

Søren Kierkegaard and Friedrich Nietzsche are considered by most to be the grandfathers of existentialist ... n, such as the errors of all previous philosophers, they differed on thoughts concerning knowledge. Kierkegaard believed that knowledge could only be communicated to the audience indirectly, and throu ... is the correct one, for in it he explains his concept of will to power and how everyone, including Kierkegaard himself, conforms to it.For Kierkegaard, knowledge can be looked at from two perspective ...

(12 pages) 137 0 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

"Faith and Resignation" (Soren Kierkegaard's "Fear and Trembling")

Søren Kierkegaard earns the classification of an existentialist by rebelling against the common view of He ... cation of an existentialist by rebelling against the common view of Hegel's universal moral system. Kierkegaard contends that one may not choose for an individual; they choose for themselves. Suspendi ... that one may not choose for an individual; they choose for themselves. Suspending the moral system, Kierkegaard reflects upon the force on a suffering individual to choose based on the depth of the ab ...

(3 pages) 105 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Marx vs. Kierkegaard

At first glance it seems that Marx and Kierkegaard have nothing in common. But if you look more thoroughly, it is not hard to notice that b ... of these two influential philosophers and between the ways they understand the world.Both Marx and Kierkegaard agree that in contemporary society many people feel alienated. But while Marx argues tha ... t the source of this alienation can be understood by focusing on material structures and economics, Kierkegaard insists that the source of human alienation is spiritual in character. And from this poi ...

(6 pages) 43 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"Muy Contento" de Ana María Matute: El Tema de Existencialismo

. Entre los filósofos que eran primeros para aceptar las ideas de existencialismo estaban Pascal, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, y Heidegger.Sartre, un filósofo francés, dio el significado a la palabr ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Nietzsche Vs. Kierkegaard

Orderly reasoning and acting systematically is avoided at all costs in Existentialism thought. Both Kierkegaard and Nietzsche are noted most for their random ways of exploring and expressing their ide ... and expressing their ideas. They both used many different literary styles to express their thoughts.Kierkegaard, who was a Danish philosopher disagreed with the thoughts of traditional ancient Greek p ...

(9 pages) 144 0 3.8 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Existentialist traits in works of Henrik Ibsen

European philosophical movement. The label was inspired by the tendency of some of the writers like Kierkegaard, Heidegger , Sartre and Nietzsche to use the term "existence" for a kind of being or lif ...

(6 pages) 35 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short Essay (2 Page) on Existentialism

ce on how to exist in the world on their own. There have been many faces to existentialism, such as Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre and Husserl.Kierkegaard, who was born in 1813 and died in 1855, and w ... was even part of the existentialist movement, but he is considered the "father of existentialism." Kierkegaard believed that people could not be understood through a scientific theory or a biological ...

(2 pages) 94 0 4.8 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Prostitution In Art

st. He devoted much time and effort to exploring existence and what it means to the individual. For Kierkegaard there are three modes of existence: the aesthetic, the ethical, and for those willing to ... e reader to the diary of Johannes the Seducer, a man he claims to know. Some argue that Aesthete is Kierkegaard and that the diary is a reflection of his relationship with Regina, a women to whom he w ...

(6 pages) 429 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone: The Tyrants And Martyrs

"The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins." (Kierkegaard) In Sophocles's Antigone, this quote is proven time and time again. If a tyrant's rule i ... f this person. Creon, the tyrant, and Antigone, the martyr, are excellent examples of the truths in Kierkegaard's quote.Moments into the play, the tyrant is obviously Creon. He makes a law stating tha ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Psychotherapeutic Approaches To The Case Study Of Ellen West

is is not the case. For example, the existentialist schools of thought, as espoused in the works of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Binswanger""among the first of the movement's seminal leaders""seek to p ... written at all, so powerful is my array of choices. This is the very reason why, after the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Rogers, and Binswanger, among others, existential tenets are now con ...

(13 pages) 51 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on kierkegaard

Willed Faith and Belief An essay on Kierkegaard 1. Introduction Can we will to believe what we choose? Are there times when we should at ... the history of philosophy.In his book Religious Belief and the Will2, Louis Pojman identifies Soren Kierkegaard as a direct prescriptive volitionalist, i.e. a thinker who holds that beliefs can and ou ... efs can and ought to be (at least in some circumstances) directly willed.C. Stephen Evans, in "Does Kierkegaard Think Beliefs Can Be Directly Willed?"3 responds to Pojman's position, arguing that the ...

(20 pages) 72 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Kierkegaard and christianity

Soren Kierkegaard is said to be one of the "founding fathers" of existentialism. His style of writing, his ... though either of them would probably deny this vehemently). However, in the course of his writings, Kierkegaard takes quite a liberal and (dare I say it?) individualistic stand on the side of Christia ... (dare I say it?) individualistic stand on the side of Christianity. In the passages I have read of Kierkegaard ("That Individual" and "Truth is Subjectivity"), he puts forward two basic themes which ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Kierkegaard: Ethics And Religion

Kierkegaard: Ethics and Religion Where is the line drawn? That seems to be the question rais ... what he or she perceives to be God's commands? To the extent of killing one's own son? According to Kierkegaard, the distinction between what we deem ethical and what we deem as service to God has blu ... nd. Abraham's experience shows that one can be forced to disregard ethics if God so commands, which Kierkegaard views as the paradoxical nature of religion. To quote: "In the story of Abraham we find ...

(4 pages) 36 1 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Kierkegaard's understanding of faith as a paradox, whereby the particular is higher than the universal, and therefore demands a teleological suspension of the ethical.

In his book Fear and Trembling, Søren Kierkegaard deals with the concept of faith and the idea of sacrifice, focusing particularly on the ... ial norms - the process through which he earns honor and glory as the father of faith. This is what Kierkegaard calls "the teleological suspension of the ethical", and concludes that faith is essentia ... spending the ethical in favour of a higher authority, God for example. In this essay I will present Kierkegaard's understanding of faith as a paradox, whereby the particular is higher than the univers ...

(8 pages) 46 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

"Thoughts About Music" from Only the Lover Sings, by Josef Pieper

e puts it: music is similar to ethics and related to it. The same tradition continues in remarks by Kierkegaard, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche when they say that music 'invariably is the expression of an ...

(2 pages) 11 1 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy