Essays about: "Sören Kierkegaard 1813-1855"

Found 1 essay containing the words Sören Kierkegaard 1813-1855.

  1. 1. Back To and Beyond Socrates : An Essay on the Rise and Rhetoric of Existential Pedagogy

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria

    Author : Alexander Sohlman; [2008]
    Keywords : Existential; Pedagogy; Rhetoric; Johann Georg Hamann 1730-1788 ; Friedrich Schlegel 1772-1829 ; Sören Kierkegaard 1813-1855 ;

    Abstract : This essay concerns itself with the historical background to what it refers to as existential pedagogy, which designates the way in which existential literature presumably seeks to affect the reader so that he experiences his existence as isolated, and how this is done through the employment of harsh and uncompromising language and rhetorical devices. The assumption underlying this project is that there is a pedagogical purpose to the existential manner of de-livery, and this essay traces this purpose back to how in the 18th century certain thinkers – Johann Georg Hamann and Friedrich Schlegel – came to look back at Socrates rhetorical en-deavour in order to perfect their own desire to place the question of ‘meaning’, ‘knowledge’ or ‘truth’ into the hands of the receiving individual – the reader of a text or the student of a teacher. READ MORE