Soren Aabye Kierkegaard: The Father Of Existentialism

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Soren Aabye Kierkegaard is famously known as the “Father of Existentialism” where he focuses mostly of his work on existence, the man’s life movement, the involvement of our Divinity to our existence and many others. The main center of this philosophy of Kierkegaard is to explain that a person possesses an initial self which he thought to actualize and this reality is that man is directly related to God. Upon knowing it there are lots of queries that popped out such as: How does Kierkegaard view existence and essence? Does essence really precedes existence? If so how essence does precedes existence? The process in this movement involves the connection of one self to God and the isolation to our essential being; thereby, we will see how this movement undertake with the thoughts and ideas of Soren Aabye Kierkegaard.
Kierkegaard delineates existence of an individual as someone who is particular, who weighs choices, who aims for something, who is determined, who indicates and most especially who pledge and obligate himself or herself. This thought merely explains that an individual exists if he or she is conscious of what he or she is doing. For instance, inside the classroom there is a teacher and three students we could say that they all exist, however, these students are sleeping while the teacher is lecturing or reading some materials for them; thereby, in this example we cannot say that all of them exist in that time as the students are unconscious or sleeping during

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