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Unformatted text preview: Soren Kierkegaard (1813—1855) Part One Hard to interpret his corpus let alone any single work. His biography: his writing style, his hatred of Hegel, his broken-off engagement, his fight with the Danish Church, his fight with a Danish newspaper, his pseudonymous writings, his Christianity, his “harsh,” father, ect. Goal: make life difficult In that feeling of difficulty, you are most you. What is most real about someone is revealed in frustration, anger, and difficulty. Thinks that Hegel loses the individual. Literary style: who speaks for Kierk? Does it matter? Object-ive truth vs. subject-ive t ruth Truth and right relation Knowing the truth vs. being-in-t ruth Being-in-t ruth leads to result • “Taking the leap creates the relationship” Reason and faith serve different purposes. Leap of faith, insecurity These leaps or jumps color the way you see the world • Optimist, pessimist, religious, scientific…....
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