Kierkegaard’s Skepticism of Hegelian Philosophy

Aakash Pydi

hegel statue

In one of the first sections of “Fear and Trembling”, Kierkegaard (as his pseudonymous self, Johannes de Silentio) notes,

“ I for my part have devoted a good deal of time to the understanding of the Hegelian philosophy, I believe also that I understand it tolerably well, but when in spite of the trouble I have taken there are certain passages I cannot understand, I am foolhardy enough to think that he himself has not been quite clear.”

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel                                                                                                            (1770 – 1831)

Observe that he sets the tone for opposing Hegelian philosophy…

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