[keer-ki-gahrd; Danish keer-kuh-gawr]
- Sö·ren Aa·bye [sœ-ruh n aw-by] /ˈsœ rən ˈɔ bü/, 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian.
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Neither Paul nor Kierkegaard were kidding when they wrote of fear and trembling.How Losing My Daughter Changed My Faith
June 15, 2014
Kierkegaard is right: we are cursed to understand life only backwards while living it forwards.Hurrah for Barnes!
October 18, 2011
Kierkegaard, a sort of Swedish person, said, “Life is best understood backwards, but must be lived forward.”My Address—and Apology—to Yale
May 24, 2009
In the letters of the sthete, Kierkegaard expounded suffering as enjoyment.The Growth of a Soul
There's only one other man who can be compared with him in this; Kierkegaard the Dane.The Road to Damascus
Or she would remark: "He ought to be more than a collaborator of Kierkegaard."Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth
Even Kierkegaard forgot for a moment the editor of The Corsair in his praise.
We must go to Kierkegaard's ieblikket (The Moment) to find outbursts corresponding to this.
- Søren Aabye (ˈsøːrən ˈɔːby). 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian. He rejected organized Christianity and anticipated the existentialists in emphasizing man's moral responsibility and freedom of choice. His works include Either/Or (1843), The Concept of Dread (1844), and The Sickness unto Death (1849)