Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (kîr′kĭ-gärd′, -gôr′), Søren Aaby 1813-1855.
Danish religious philosopher. A precursor of modern existentialism, he insisted on the need for individual decision and leaps of faith in the search for religious truth, thereby contradicting Protestant rationalist theology. His works include Either/Or and Fear and Trembling (both 1843).


(ˈkɪəkəˌɡɑːd; Danish ˈkirɡəɡɔːr)
(Biography) 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)
ˌKierkeˈgaardian adj, n


(ˈkɪər kɪˌgɑrd, -ˌgɑr, -ˌgɔr)

Sö•ren Aa•bye (ˈsœ rən ˈɔ bü) 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian.
Kier`ke•gaard′i•an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
References in periodicals archive ?
In addition to the polemical texts that he is known for, Danish religious philosopher S|ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) also wrote a number of philosophical discourses, and Kangas finds that it is in these that he ventures most freely in thought.
Chidi thinks about writing a rap musical about philosopher Soren Kierkegaard in this week's episode of "The Good Place.
Synopsis: Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813-11 November 1855) was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author who is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity.
Un analisis exhaustivo del tema del instante en el pensamiento de Kierkegaard resulta excesivo para los margenes limitados de este articulo.
This is not the conclusion arrived at by Soren Kierkegaard.
The ethical life-view is one of three main life-views that Kierkegaard takes up in his pseudonymous works (the others being the aesthetic and the religious) with the goal of helping his readers understand what life looks like from this perspective.
2) Dass auch Kafka vor diesem Hintergrund Kierkegaard studierte, ist erwiesen.
En segundo lugar, se examinan Confesiones en conversacion con los textos de Kierkegaard y la lectura de Heidegger, de donde emergen, en ultimo lugar, tres variantes de la hermeneutica existencial.
Entre el numeroso publico que escuchaba aquella disertacion se encontraban Friedrich Engels, Friedrich Adolf Trendelemburg, Alexander von Humboldt y Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.
En relacion con este tema, no debe pasarse por alto el encuentro decisivo que el filosofo italiano ha tenido con la obra del autor danes Soren Kierkegaard (6), cuyo pensamiento ha marcado fuertemente el rumbo de sus escritos, afirmaciones e intereses especulativos posteriores (7).