Religious Figure. He is recognized as a 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian, who was known for being an uncompromising opponent of Hegelian Idealism. He attended the Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, and several lessons of Friedrich Schelling at Berlin University. Equipped with fine irony and remarkable ability dialectics, he harshly criticized the ideas of all his contemporaries, including Schopenhauer, Schelling and Schleiermacher. The fundamental question is "how to interpret Christianity?" According to him, every man must face life in a subjective way, not collective. The existence, therefore, is a choice of the individual who accepts the consequences of this choice. These fundamental concepts of his thought are an integral part of the Irrationalism. According to some historians of philosophy, he was the precursor to Existentialism, but the issue remains controversial because of significant differences with this philosophical movement. He has published nearly 30 works, including in 1841 "On the Concept of Irony with Continual Reference to Socrates" and under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus in 1849, "Sickness into Death" and in 1850 "Practice in Christianity." Using the pseudonym of Johannes de Silentio, he published "Fear and Trembling " in 1843, which was taken from Philippians 2:12. He used various pseudonyms throughout his career and many of his publications are no longer available in print, especially in English.
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