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date: 25 February 2021

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This chapter focuses on Soren Kierkegaard's use of pseudonyms. Some of the names he used include Johannes Climacus, Johannes de silentio, and Vigilius Haufniensus. The chapter evaluates the rationale and significance of using pseudonyms, suggesting that Kierkegaard used different names because of the varied genres of his works and in order to communicate or send specific message to a particular group in society.

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, pseudonyms, Johannes Climacus, Johannes de silentio, Vigilius Haufniensus, genres, message

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