Existentialism 9-14

Existentialism 9-14 - Existentialism 9/14/11 Why is...

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Existentialism 9/14/11 Why is Kierkegaard important? - He’s had a lot of influence on later and modern figures - Challenged peoples thinking Class Consciousness - Kierkegaard was surname assigned because lived next to churchyard (poor people didn’t have fixed surnames - Realized that there is no universal equality o Arrogance repulsive because father came out of nothing Aesthetic Works - 4 pieces (Either/Or, Repetition, Fear and Trembling, and Stages on Life’s Way) - Deals with point of view (not quality of prose) - Aestheticism- artistic values > moral values o Walter Pater- “to burn always with this hard, gem like flame” o Fin de siècle decadence - Includes romanticism - Focuses on private fulfillment (Christian feeling) > public responsibilities Either/Or - Aesthetic vs. ethical o Opposite of Hegel’s logic (thesis, antithesis, synthesis) o Ex. Thesis- being, antithesis- not being, Synthesis- becoming) - Dichotomy between the two, no synthesis o Aesthetic sphere has essential amorality (outside of morality)
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2012 for the course PHL 245 taught by Professor Dr.richardkamber during the Fall '10 term at TCNJ.

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