Sunday, June 25, 2017
Soren Kierkegaard: My favourite existentialist philosopher. Although I disagree with majority of existentialists generally speaking, I strongly agree with and am sympathetic to Soren Kierkegaard. He explicitly criticised schools of the modern idealism and their influences in the modern world. The disease of modernity is a blunt dogmatic determinism without an emotional pasion. Also, he mentioned that the modern idealism merely attracts people with their abstract principle which is extremely complex to explicitly explain in a plain language. These modern idealists including both fascists and socialists over-estimate the future while depreciating the simple happinesses in both the past and the pressent. Either/Or is our ever lasting challange in our life and makes us strong, passionate, and then wise.
sincerely admire Soren Kierkegaardrd. He told us about choices in our life. He also condemned the perfectionist hypocrisy of various modern political ideologies as well as a heavy consumerism of the current world's mobocracy. I highly recommend all of you to read his book "Either/Or".
This video clip is well summarised, and explains very precisely.