Kierkegaard's Uncanny Encounter with Schopenhauer, 1854

In Roman Kralik & Peter Sajda (eds.), Kierkegaard and Great Philosophers (Acta Kierkegaardiana Vol.2). Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Kierkegaardianos (2007)
This paper explores Kierkegaard's encounter with the work of Arthur Schopenhauer, as recorded in a series of journal entries from mid-1854. Kierkegaard finds in Schopenhauer both an uncannily similar authorial voice to his own, and a cautionary picture of the failure of authorial integrity. By critiquing Schopenhauer's failure to inhabit his own philosophical categories, Kierkegaard reflexively sharpens his own conception of what his authorial project demands.
Keywords Kierkegaard  Schopenhauer
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