Archive for the ‘Kierkegaard’ Category

Who is the greatest philosopher of all time? This is not a question to which we are likely to find a staightforward answer, but it remains an important one. The BBC ran a vote in 2005, and Karl Marx came out as the clear winner. But the list itself provdes a good starting point for […]

“No! No one who was great in the world will be forgotten, but everyone was great in his own way, and everyone in proportion to the greatness of that which he loved. He who loved himself became great by virtue of himself, and he who loved other men became great by his devotedness, but he […]

A useful summary of this work by D. Anthony Storm can be found here.  Chapter 1 – the ‘Panegyric Upon Abraham’ is reproduced here.

Kierkegaard’s thought is characteristic of what we might term the ‘indirect response’ to scepticism. Kierkegaard was a Danish 19th Century philosopher, writer and theologian. His thought is difficult to engage with, partly because he was an unconventional writer who employed irony, contradiction and pseudonymous authorship because he did not want his though to be interpreted […]

Direct responses to religious scepticism accept the grounds of criticism, and attempt to offer a response on similar grounds; i.e. offering a rational grounding for a belief, offering ‘evidence’, offering argument. With respect to scepticism regarding the existence of God, there are three main types of argument: ontological, cosmological and teleological. (There are various different […]