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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 J R T

Jan 13, 2016

Quite good! the production is superb and the script also meticulous. Worth any minute!

By Mollee P

Feb 21, 2016

Good preparation. In-depth explanation. Wild ranges of resources. Very impressive.

By Deleted A

Dec 22, 2015

Excellent Course, learned a lot, hope the person gives more courses in the future

By Dan

Jan 12, 2018

A must for anyone who is confused about the changing world we are living in.

By Mark L

Mar 1, 2016

excellent structured approach- interesting lectures, reading and assignments

By Alexander B

Jul 1, 2018

Thus ist Just fantastic! Very interesting and thoughtful course. Thank you!

By jesus m t m

Feb 11, 2017

It´s a great course, I have never enjoy a course like this never before.

By Aditya C

Jul 13, 2020

this course is like a gold mine! extremely insightful and encouraging!


Jun 15, 2020

Great Lecture. Thanks to Professor Jon Stewart for this amazing course

By Nuno R

Nov 27, 2020

Thank you for providing this great exposition, with such good will!

By Tirna R

Sep 9, 2017

A brilliant course --- lucid, comprehensible and very interactive.

By Renato S

Jan 20, 2016

What a course! Fascinating, compelling, Thanks for the opportunity

By Leon H

Sep 25, 2020

Interesting and challenging course with relevance for modern day.

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 Omar L

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.