Either/Or

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An analysis of philosopher, Kierkegaard's psychology essay "Either/Or"

The paper discusses Kierkegaard's second major work "Either/Or" as an analysis of his psychology. It shows uk best essay discount code that this work marked a postponement of that career and was the outcome of the fateful decision to break off an engagement and https://essaylab.com/do_my_assignment_for_me disappointment at not finding in Schelling's Berlin lectures a philosophical alternative to established Hegelianism. The paper shows that "Either/Or" portrays two life-views, one consciously hedonistic, and the other ethical in a way, which Hegelians would recognize except that the choice of the ethical is a personal one, not the outcome of a philosophical insight.

From this look at Kierkegaard's psychology, it is according to the withheld explanation the pseudonymous works deliberately adopt an aesthetic point of view in order to loosen the grip on their readers of a falsely 'aesthetic' picture of religious fulfillment. They can also be read as mirroring their true author's own struggles as a social outsider playing with the thought that his literary talents and situation might have marked him out for a specifically religious mission. In Either/Or human fulfillment, corresponding to the second, 'ethical' stage in the progression from the aesthetic to the religious, meant choice of a self-wedded in a conventionally Hegelian way to shared social norms.

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