Kierkegaard's concept of the individual

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Beverly J. Pinell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Ann Saab

Abstract: Soren Kierkegaard, sometimes called the father of "Existentialism", lived over one hundred years ago in the city of Copenhagen. Outwardly, his life was an unusually uneventful one: he spent his entire 42 years (1813-1855) in Copenhagen except for four trips to Berlin; he led a rather wild life at the University, and was converted; though in love, he renounced the girl and never married; a popular magazine caricatured aim and be became an object of public ridicule; in the midst of his attack on the Danish State Church, he died.1 Yet Kierkegaard did not live isolated from his times. Conditions of life and the general climate of thought in Denmark (and to a lesser degree, in Europe) deeply affected his inner decisions about his life and the focus of his works as an author.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1967

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