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Søren Kierkegaard - Subjectivity, Irony and the Crisis of Modernity

It is often claimed that relativism, subjectivism and nihilism are typically modern philosophical problems that emerge with the breakdown of traditional values, customs and ways of life. The result is the absence of meaning, the lapse of religious faith, and feeling of alienation that is so widespread in modernity. The Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) gave one of the most penetrating analyses of this complex phenomenon of modernity. But somewhat surprisingly he seeks insight into it not in any modern thinker but rather in an ancient one, the Greek philosopher Socrates. In this course created by former associate professor at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Jon Stewart, we will explore how Kierkegaard deals with the problems associated with relativism, the lack of meaning and the undermining of religious faith that are typical of modern life. His penetrating analyses are still highly relevant today and have been seen as insightful for the leading figures of Existentialism, Post-Structuralism and Post-Modernism.

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Rating 4.7 based on 145 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Starts Jul 1 (next week)
Cost $49
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Instructor Jon Stewart, PhD, Dr theol & phil
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities Philosophy

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excellent course in 14 reviews

Excellent course.

Excellent course, most especially for the professor, whose lucid, well-cadenced lectures were more interesting and comprehensible than I would have thought before starting the class, given the subject.

Excellent course with great content but I have issues with the evaluation process when peers and staff do not participate in the advertised methods of communicating their concerns with my work!

Excellent course and subject matter.

Excellent course, could be a bit harder on quizzing, it was too easy to pass them, but, it compensates with the final essay.

Ro van Doesburg excellent structured approach- interesting lectures, reading and assignments This is an excellent course; well structured and presented.

Excellent course, excellent teacher.

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jon stewart in 10 reviews

I'm buying Jon Stewart's book because of the clarity that he situates Kierkegaard's writing.

Em tempos de dogmatismos, pós-verdades, e sistematizações grosseiras, o curso do professor Jon Stewart se faz cada vez mais necessário.

professor jon stewart is a walking kierkegaard I found the course quite interesting overall and it is delivered by an excellent professor.

I would definitely study further with the University of Copenhagen and Dr Jon Stewart.

Fascinating, compelling, Thanks for the opportunity Truly excellent course, Jon Stewart is a superb instructor Enjoyable, very interesting and easy enough to follow.

Dr. Jon Stewart proves that all people named Jon Stewart are cool (this is for all you "Daily Show" fans out there).

Prof. Jon Stewart has made it lively by connecting the history of Copenhagen with the modern city.

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highly recommend in 9 reviews

I highly recommend this MOOC.

While it is not required in any way, I would highly recommend purchasing Prof. Stewart's companion book, which really helped me learn the material.

Highly recommend to anyone interested in Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Religion or just curious about Kierkegaard's thought.

Highly recommended.

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recommend this course in 6 reviews

I highly recommend this course.

I would recommend this course without reservation.

If you want to delve into Philosophy and its relevance to our modern life I highly recommend this course.

I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about subjective truth, how to be self-seeking, the Socratic Method, and a unique method for challenging traditional thought.

I highly recommend this course for all friends of Kierkegaard.

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about kierkegaard in 6 reviews

I really enjoyed this course and learning more about Kierkegaard's life and his works and philosophy, as well as how he is still relevant in our modern-day society.

thank you so much I found this course extremely helpful,well structured and thoroughly informative.The content of each module I viewed, added up to my already acquired knowledge from my studies in theology.To me it was a link to everything I have learned so far about Kierkegaard and has basically completed the picture.Congratulations and many thanks!

the videos were superb, the content stimulating and encouraged me to read more about Kierkegaard.

Great introduction course about Kierkegaard!

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prof. stewart in 5 reviews

Prof. Stewart is a top-notch lecturer and each lecture occurs in a different location that was significant to the topic.

This was a truly excellent course - substantial and complex, but delivered by Prof. Stewart in an engaging way which made the difficulties of Kierkegaard's work accessible.

Prof. Stewart is amazing!

It's unbelievable Prof. Stewart and staff went to so much trouble and were so competent and considerate as to offer this course for free to us.

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Rating 4.7 based on 145 ratings
Length 9 weeks
Starts Jul 1 (next week)
Cost $49
From University of Copenhagen via Coursera
Instructor Jon Stewart, PhD, Dr theol & phil
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities Philosophy

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