Kierkegaard, Brandes, and Nietzsche

“Why you exist, says Nietzsche with Sören Kierkegaard, nobody in the world can tell you in advance; but since you do exist, try to give your existence a meaning by setting up for yourself as lofty and noble a goal as you can.” (George Brandes, Friedrich Nietzsche – An Essay On Aristocratic Radicalism 1889) Existentialist’sContinue reading “Kierkegaard, Brandes, and Nietzsche”

Herbert Read and Kierkegaard

God had lodged a veto— such love of God as Kierkegaard had conceived could not co-exist with the love of a human being. It compelled him to an asceticism as rigorous as that of the saints and indeed, from this moment Kierkegaard’s life was in every sense that of a saint. He is perhaps the most real saint of modern times.