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date: 16 January 2021

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This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's views on society, politics, and modernity as a practitioner of ideology critique, explaining that ideology critique is a special case of the hermeneutics of suspicion focused on exposing self-deceptions. It analyses the relevant views of Kierkegaard as contained in some of his works, including , , and .

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, society, politics, modernity, ideology critique, hermeneutics of suspicion, self-deceptions, Concept of Irony, Either/Or, Fear and Trembling

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