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date: 25 February 2021

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This chapter analyses the views of Soren Kierkegaard about the concept of death. It examines the historical reasons why death might have featured with especial prominence in the work of a writer concerned with the parlous state of post-Hegelian Christianity and explains that Kierkegaard saw more of death before his thirtieth birthday than most people see in a lifetime. The chapter also explains the meaning of death in the mention of death in some of his works, including , , and .

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, death, post-Hegelian Christianity, Either/Or, For Self-Examination, Sickness Unto Death

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