This May, we’re featuring Søren Kierkegaard as our philosopher of the month. Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, Kierkegaard made his name as one of the first existentialist philosophers of his time. Centuries later, scholars continue to comb through his works, which were produced in such abundance that it is difficult, even now, to come away with a cohesive portrait of the Danish scholar; not to mention the fact that many details of Kierkegaard’s personal life remain unknown. Even so, he remains one of the most influential people of his time, as well as ours. Take our quiz to see how much you know the life and studies of Søren Kierkegaard.
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Thanks for this– I’ve posted it to our department’s Facebook page (George Mason University Department of Philosophy). One question: Is it really so clear that Either/Or is Kierkegaard’s definitive work? I would have thought that Concluding Unscientific Postscript would be another candidate.
I would also think it’s the Postscript as well. I would think his most widely-read work is Fear and Trembling (given its relative brevity and popularity/inclusion among introductory courses). Either/Or would his finest literary philosophical masterpiece though.
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