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About the Course

It is often claimed that relativism, subjectivism and nihilism are typically modern philosophical problems that emerge with the breakdown of traditional values, customs and ways of life. The result is the absence of meaning, the lapse of religious faith, and feeling of alienation that is so widespread in modernity. The Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) gave one of the most penetrating analyses of this complex phenomenon of modernity. But somewhat surprisingly he seeks insight into it not in any modern thinker but rather in an ancient one, the Greek philosopher Socrates. In this course created by former associate professor at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Jon Stewart, we will explore how Kierkegaard deals with the problems associated with relativism, the lack of meaning and the undermining of religious faith that are typical of modern life. His penetrating analyses are still highly relevant today and have been seen as insightful for the leading figures of Existentialism, Post-Structuralism and Post-Modernism....

Top reviews

Jul 2, 2018

An excellent course on Kierkegaard's use of irony. The teacher is great and the lectures are very interesting. I loved the interviews and the views of Copenhagen. Thanks a lot. Greetings from Madrid!

Aug 29, 2016

Really worthwhile and informative, in-depth review of Kierkegaard as a person, his life, and his works. Can be taken even if you've never touched philosophy before. Great production and selections.

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By Gabriel A

Mar 20, 2020

Deeply interesting, well documented video ! I strongly recommend


Aug 24, 2020

I want to buy this certificate so I tried but failed so help me

By Stephen R

Oct 16, 2018

Great lecturer. Insightful material. Enlightening paradigm.

By Jose M W G

May 12, 2020

It was a great journey to know the Father of Existentialism.

By Thomas A S

Sep 1, 2017

Fascinating material. Well organized and great presentation.

By Darren G

Nov 28, 2015

An excellent course with high-quality and engaging material.

By The W Y I

Sep 7, 2019

Brilliant course, I found myself so ngrossed, well done all

By Barry M

Feb 29, 2016

This is an excellent course; well structured and presented.

By Matthew F

Jun 16, 2020

Balanced and well-informed take on the work of Kierkegaard


Nov 10, 2016

Wonderful course, very well explained. Professor is great!

By Geoffrey V

Jan 18, 2016

Truly excellent course, Jon Stewart is a superb instructor

By Muhammad A

Mar 7, 2021

Great introduction into the work and life of Kierkegaard.

By Remington C

Sep 24, 2019

Great primer on Kierkegaard. Challenging and rewarding.

By Dallas C

Nov 22, 2016

Fantastic survey course of Kierkegaard's life and work!

By Benjamin M

Feb 15, 2016

The lecturer loves the subject and is very engaging!

By Елизавета Ш

Nov 6, 2016

the course is a real masterpiece! thank you so much

By Marija Z

Feb 25, 2019

A great introduction to understanding Kierkegaard.


Aug 19, 2016

Great texts and lessons. Nice videos. Congrats.

By João A

Jul 21, 2016

Congratulations, it has been very interesting

By Robert M L

Jul 27, 2018

Wonderfully taught, could not do any better.


Dec 5, 2015

great course and extremely well presented.

By Karen P

Feb 3, 2019

Excellent course. Engaging. Learned lots.

By Refan A

Oct 29, 2020

New Perspective of reading Kierkegaard.

By Arthur A

Feb 25, 2016

Excellent course, excellent teacher.

By Jesus D M A

Dec 31, 2020

One of the best courses, for sure!