Philosophy in the Community: Søren Kierkegaard: Existentialist Critic of the Present Age

The next Philosophy in the Community is Feb. 8 at 7:00pm

The RefinerySt. James Church Basement
609 Dufferin Avenue
(at 12th Street, just off Broadway)

Professor Leslie Howe

Søren Kierkegaard was the first existentialist philosopher and a trenchant critic of the superficialities and excesses of modernism. His critique of modernity has made him a favourite of postmodernists but he would have given them equally short shrift. This talk will present an overview of Kierkegaard’s critique of triviality, bombast, and pusillanimity in philosophy, religion, and society, a critique that remains as pertinent to us as it was to 1840s Europe.


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