Ideas from 'Either/Or: a fragment of life' by Søren Kierkegaard [1843], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Either/Or: a fragment of life' by Kierkegaard,Søren (ed/tr Hannay,Alastair) [Penguin 1992,0-14-044577-3]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 7. Despair over Philosophy
Philosophy fails to articulate the continual becoming of existence [Carlisle]
3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 8. Subjective Truth
Traditional views of truth are tautologies, and truth is empty without a subject [Scruton]
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 2. Nihilism
For me time stands still, and I with it [Carlisle]
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom
The plebeians bore others; only the nobility bore themselves
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 5. Existence-Essence
Reason is just abstractions, so our essence needs a subjective 'leap of faith' [Scruton]
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 6. Authentic Self
There are aesthetic, ethical and religious subjectivity [Carlisle]
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 7. Existential Action
What matters is not right choice, but energy, earnestness and pathos in the choosing
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism
Kierkegaard prioritises the inward individual, rather than community [Carlisle]
29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / e. Fideism
Faith is like a dancer's leap, going up to God, but also back to earth [Carlisle]