Sunday, June 25, 2017

Soren Kierkegaard

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.

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