Thinker of the Week: Soren Kierkegaard


Full Name: Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

Born: 1813

Died: 1855

Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

Fave Subjects: Right and Wrong, Decision Making, Freedom, Faith

Career Highlights:

  • wrote more than 20 books
  • started a new type of philosophy
  • considered himself more of a writer than a philosopher
  • nicknamed “The Fork” because he was good at pinning down his opponents in an argument
  • wrote under the pen name Hilarius Bookbinder

Big Question:

How can we be less afraid to “leap” into new things, and not be afraid to try?

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