Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Danish

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.

Source/Notes: Variant translation: "It is the same with a man who as physical being is always turned outward, thinking that his happiness lies outside himself." - Søren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, Volume 2 (Indiana University Press, 1978), p. 118
Source/Notes: The Essential Kierkegaard (2000 edition), Princeton University Press - ISBN: 9780691019406

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Source/Notes: Variant translation: "Above all, do not forget your duty to love yourself." - Letter to his cousin Hans Peter Kierkegaard, 1848

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