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Kier·ke·gaard(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).
Kierkegaard(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
Kier•ke•gaard(ˈkɪər kɪˌgɑrd, -ˌgɑr, -ˌgɔr)
Sö•ren Aa•bye (ˈsœ rən ˈɔ bü) 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian.