1. Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
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  • She loved Kierkegaard in his antiqueness, in the glaring drama of the translation she owned, an old anthology of brittle pages with ruled underlinings in red ink, passed down by someone in her mother’s family. Falling Man
  • Kierkegaard's models were Abraham on the day he was asked to sacrifice Isaac and Jesus' disciples: tormented by uncertainty, unmoored from any of society's ethical anchors, staking their life on fabulous improbabilities.
  • In his rise to the gestatorial chair he had made a reputation as a Catholic with an almost Lutheran passion for the grimmer reaches of moral theology; there was something of Kierkegaard in him, and something of the Grand Inquisitor as well. A Case Of Conscience
  • This is evident also in Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling where he compares Abraham’s conduct in the akedah scene with a number of tragic stories, including Jephthah’s and Agamemnon’s treatment of their daughters. Biblical Women in World and Hebrew Literature.
  • Kierkegaard spent a great deal of his youth as a man-about-town and a student, studying for a degree in theology.
  • When Kierkegaard was twenty-two years old, he made his first foray into this literary hothouse.
  • So whichever way you stand on the nature nurture debate, Kierkegaard was always likely to turn out a depressive.
  • AIDS, and the annihilation and awareness of gay men, again fueled the finite level of Despair of needed in the temporal life, the second level of Despair “Who Am I?”, and also the ultimate level of Despair exposed by Kierkegaard, ‘connecting with the beyond”. AIDS, Identity and Legacy in Contemporary Gay History «
  • I had, it appears, about Heiberg's Klister and Malle, an inseparable betrothed couple, used what was, for that matter, an undoubtedly Kierkegaardian expression, viz., to beslobber a relation. Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth
  • For such as me, Kierkegaard the humorist - or novelist, or aphorist, or ironist - possesses an unquestioned eminence, whereas Kierkegaard the philosopher - or theologian, or pietist, or polemicist - cuts a far more equivocal figure.
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