Critical Review of Kierkegaard’s Conceptual Elements through His Critique of Hegelian Philosophical System
Author(s)Mohammad Mehdi Ardebili
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AbstractSøren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher who has been known as “The Father of Existentialism”, was a great critic of Hegel’s philosophy and a passionate defender of faith and individual morality. However so many books have been published of Kierkegaard’s idea due to his influence on modern philosophy, in this review we, by emphasizing on Kierkegaard’s different critical conceptual aspects to the Hegelian system, try to retrieve his thoughts. Since the thinkers can be understood more precisely in the light of negation by their oppositions, in our discussion we analyze Kierkegaard thoughts at the context of his time and his antagonistic connection with Hegel. Despite the evaluation of the truthiness of Kierkegaard’s critics against Hegel in reference to the inner conflicts of his thoughts, we also try to understand several aspects of Hegel’s philosophy that were criticized during the second half of the nineteenth century.