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Cincø de Søren


Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. Born May 5, 1813. Died November 11, 1855. Just a short while, then I have won. Then the whole struggle entirely disappears. Then I can rest in halls of roses and talk with my Jesus without ceasing.

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  1. Roy Martinez says

    The enigma of death, in the guise of both inevitability and possibility, resonates in the corpus. When death is viewed from the third-person standpoint, it appears inevitable. When it is regarded from the first-person viewpoint, it becomes a constant possibility: at any moment I may die. The point that Kierkegaard tries to make is that death, when construed as a possibility, allows for an existential urgency, indeed, lends life a meaning that would otherwise be unavailable.

  2. Teresa V.H. Gregor says

    The human being, a synthesis of opposites, bears an immanent relation to eternity and has the task of making existential movements from possibility to actuality. The individual begins with and is attracted by immediacy, which is fundamentally relative in its attachment to the temporal and finite. The failure of this esthetic level to satisfy the human being can lead to irony, which breaks the first attachment to finitude and forms the first “movement of infinity” by arriving at absolute freedom, negatively rather than positively. On the ethical level, the individual makes a “leap” to positive absolute freedom and accepts the duty of always following ethical norms, but believes this can be done entirely through one’s own efforts. The failure of this project can lead to the movement of resignation and the “leap” to Religiousness A, the highest immanent and human-centered level, where eternity is recognized as possible for the individual.

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