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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....

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AB
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!

GH
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 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.

By JG V W

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.

By JOHN Q

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!

By Artur A F L N

Jul 7, 2020

Beautiful course! Congratulations!

By Beau C

Jul 10, 2016

Invaluable. Brilliant. Priceless.

By Hana M

Nov 12, 2015

Very thoroughly thought out course

By Валиев Г В

Mar 22, 2018

Thank you, Mr. John Stewart!

By João F

Mar 14, 2017

That course changed my life!

By Ana T d S M

Jan 28, 2021

Indispensable! I recommend.

By Tatjana M

Oct 8, 2015

Thank you for this course!

By Elke R

Dec 11, 2015

I can only say: fantastic

By Michael M

Dec 2, 2020

Excellent presentation

By Estevan L S T

Sep 3, 2016

Magnífico e irônico.

By Gabriel F M

Apr 13, 2021

Curso excepcional!