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date: 02 March 2021

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This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's view about the concept of love. It suggests that Kierkegaard's ideas about love can be found in , which contains a series of deliberations on the Judeo-Christian commandment to love one's neighbour as oneself. The chapter also discusses episodes of the story of human love in Kierkegaard's earlier works, his , , and . It also argues that Kierkegaard's philosophical, literary, and theological explorations reveal that love is filled with paradox.

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, love, Works of Love, Judeo-Christian commandment, love one's neighbour, Either/Or, Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments

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