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Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855)

Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher who imposed restrictions on his own love and emotions and declared the idea of subjectivity as truth, is now recognized as the founder of Existentialism, an influential author in psychology, and an important figure in Postmodernism. He was born Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on May 5, 1813, into a wealthy family in ... See full bio »


(age 42) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 1996 Le journal du séducteur (essay)
 1978 Tagebuch des Verführers (TV Movie) (novel)

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[on life and death] Life can only be understood backward; it must be lived forward.


Considered the father of existential philosophy.

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