Definition of Kierkegaard, Søren in English:

Kierkegaard, Søren

Line breaks: Søren Kier¦ke|gaard
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪəkəˌɡɑːd
 
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( 1813–55), Danish philosopher; full name Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. A founder of existentialism, he affirmed the importance of individual experience and choice and believed one could know God only through a ‘leap of faith’, and not through doctrine. Notable works: Either-Or (1843) and The Sickness unto Death (1849).

Derivatives

Kierkegaardian

adjective
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  • This Christian moment is one of St Paul on the Road to Damascus and it is I presume the Kierkegaardian strand that runs through Being and Time.
  • Who is the I, lonely and responsible, that stands at the centre of the Kierkegaardian universe?
  • In 1984 I was still a naïve Kierkegaardian who had not yet seen the wisdom of Kierkegaard's warning that he was a corrective rather than an answer.

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