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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 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!

By Marcella L

Jan 21, 2021

Simply FANTASTIC

By Luca A

Oct 30, 2019

simply wonderful

By Carlos A S A

Oct 22, 2017

Excelente curso!

By Sunil K

Jan 12, 2016

Extremely useful

By Marcelo A

Sep 22, 2016

Maravilhoso...

By Igor F M P

Jan 7, 2017

Bom demais!!!

By Omacel

May 22, 2017

Outstanding!

By HIAGO A M

Nov 10, 2017

Excelente!!

By Ηρακλής Κ

Jun 12, 2017

AWESOME!!!!

By Tomás L R

Apr 14, 2020

Excellent!

By Diego R d A C

Oct 9, 2017

Brilhante!

By KLEIN C D

Jun 20, 2017

Marvelous!

By Laís L

Feb 18, 2017

Excellent!

By Amanda S

Aug 28, 2016

Excelente!

By PATRICK D A S

Jul 29, 2016

Excellent!

By Kenneth G

Oct 22, 2017

Awesome!

By Kenner D

Jun 6, 2017

Mt bom!!

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May 9, 2018

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By Martin J

Nov 26, 2016

I found the course quite interesting overall and it is delivered by an excellent professor. It's a perfect introduction to Soren Kierkegaard's ideas and life. On the (slightly) negative side, sometimes I felt there was too much emphasis on the biographical details with a very light discussion of the philosophical concepts. However, I don't want to misled anyone with this: the course is very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in Kierkegaard's philosophy.

By Manoj J

Jan 24, 2016

I loved the manner in which the course contents were delivered. The course teacher know the art of articulation. He knows how to teach complex ideas in a simple manner without loosing its essence of the argument. I was so immersed in his lecture, one full night I watched his lecture and finished 80% course material. I wish I could deliver a lecture like it. A big salute to an inspiring teacher.