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date: 20 January 2021

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This chapter analyses Soren Kierkegaard's views about formation of identity and critique of culture. It suggests that the Kierkegaardian notion of culture and formation has a broad range of meanings which include ideas about moral teaching, intellectual training, and existential self-relationship. The chapter also considers deconstructive novels of formation, and the context of Kierkegaard's concept of formation and culture based on his work .

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, formation of identity, critique of culture, moral teaching, intellectual training, existential self-relationship, deconstructive novels, Either/Or

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