Ideas from 'Letter to Peter Wilhelm Lund' by Søren Kierkegaard [1835], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Essential Kierkegaard' by Kierkegaard,Søren (ed/tr Hong,Howard/Edna) [Princeton ,]].

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3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 8. Subjective Truth
I recognise knowledge, but it is the truth by which I can live and die that really matters
                        Full Idea: The thing is to find a truth which is true for me - the idea for which I can live and die. I still recognise an imperative of knowledge, but it must be taken up into my life, which I now recognise as the most important thing.
                        From: Søren Kierkegaard (Letter to Peter Wilhelm Lund [1835], J-1A)
                        A reaction: A quintessentially existential idea. Note that he still considers objective knowledge to be quite important, but how we act and relate to those ideas is what really matters for us human beings. [SY]