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Department
Humanities
Course
HUMA 1780
Professor
Carl Wolfe
Semester
Fall

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Stories in Diverse Media (AP HUMA 1780B) – Wednesday September 26, 2012 Soren Kierkegaard. Three types of existence Maria & Tomas Soren Kierkegaard – One of the best philosophers in time. 1. Corporeality & Eroticism (Kierkegaard’s Aesthetics); 2. Marriage (Kierkegaard’s Ethics); 3. Suffering Versus Faith (Kierkegaard’s Religion). Kierkegaard’s Life: 1813 – 1855. Audience th - 19 century Scandinavia and Western Europe - Beginning of modernity: Industrialization, democracy, science -> socio-material progress; - Kierkegaard’s insistence on the need for religious edification. The Kierkegaardian aesthete - Immediacy (aesthesis = perception) -> the body; - Hedonism: pleasure; - Sexuality: Erotic desire & seduction; - Emotion & Imagination; - Rebellion; - Melancholy means clinical depression. Kierkegaard’s Ethics. Judge William - Ethical values: Right/wrong or good/evil; - Responsible decisions & acts; - Necessity of marriage (higher Eros) -> unconditional dedication to one’s spouse; - Historical Co
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