About me and Kierkegaard

Soren Aaby Kierkegaard lived in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1813-1855. He studied at the University of Copenhagen from 1830-1840 with the intention of becoming a Christian Lutheran preacher and teacher as his father requested.  Sometime during his studies he made the decision that he really didn’t want to preach or teach because he felt he was called to write. So he wrote book after book, publishing them in his own name as well as pseudonymously under a variety of different names.

Kierkegaard wrote in his journals from 1834-1855. He wrote of the idea of opposites above and the master-theif and life choices below.

How confusing the contemplation of life often is when it appears to us in all its abundance, when we see with amazement the differences in abilities and attitudes, from the person who inwardly has lived so close to the divine that, like John of old, he can be said to rest on God’s breast — to the person who with bestial brutality misunderstands and wants to misunderstand every profounder movement in human life; from the person who pierces the course of history with the eyes of a lynx and almost dares to set its hour hand, to the person for whom even the simplest thing is difficult. Or we notice the inequality in rank and position and now enviously feel deprived of what others have been given, and then again with grateful sadness see how much has been given us which is denied to others — and now a cold philosophy will explain the whole thing from preexistence and does not see it as the endless panorama of life with its varied colorfulness and its innumerable nuances. Journals of Soren Kierkegaard 1 A 74 1835

My name is Craig Campbell and I have lived in Wisconsin for the most part. I became interested in Kierkegaard and his writings in 2007 and have continued to be interested to date. I began by trying to read his works into Librivox, a free audiobook site where one is permitted to read works in the public domain, for others to listen to while driving or sitting around. I found that even though Kierkegaard had died in 1855 his works weren’t translated into English until 1938 and beyond. I have read what I could find into Librivox – see the link below.

Librivox Readings by and about Kierkegaard

YouTube seemed to be a good platform for me to create videos about Kierkegaard and his works so I have gathered a good number of videos from across YouTube and they are available at the link below.

YouTube Videos by and about Kierkegaard

I found that many of the writings by and about Kierkegaard were listed on archive.org – this is a depository for texts, audio, video, software, etc. Follow the link below to review that material.

Kierkegaard on Archive.org

Psychology of Georg Frederich Hegel

Several books by Kierkegaard are available online here

Psychology of Soren Kierkegaard

Four books written by Soren Kierkegaard

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