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 (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).
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(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
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(ˈkɪər kɪˌgɑrd, -ˌgɑr, -ˌgɔr)

Sö•ren Aa•bye (ˈsœ rən ˈɔ bü) 1813–55, Danish philosopher and theologian.
Kier`ke•gaard′i•an, adj.
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Noun1.Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher who is generally considered. along with Nietzsche, to be a founder of existentialism (1813-1855)
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Kierkegaard and Eastern Orthodox Thought: A Comparative Philosophical Analysis
However, it is the job of phenomenology to explore that which is taken for granted, so the aim of this essay is to explore Kierkegaard's thought on patience to enable us to view its importance afresh.
Stokes (2015) and other scientists pay attention to the conceptual similarity of the ideas of Levinas and Kierkegaard in their works.
Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher born to a wealthy family in Copenhagen in the early 19th century.
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.
J., El idealismo de Kierkegaard. Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, 2015.