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date: 25 February 2021

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This chapter examines Soren Kierkegaard's relation to postmodernism, evaluating whether he was a relativising postmodernist rather than the father of existentialism. It discuses Gilles Deleuze's treatment of Kierkegaard in his and Jean-Paul Sartre's assertion in his that Kierkegaard's impact should not be reduced to general truths described in his thought and that his importance lies in his withdrawal from such structures of comprehension.

Keywords: Soren Kierkegaard, postmodernism, existentialism, Gilles Deleuze, Difference and Repetition, Jean-Paul Sartre, Singular Universal, comprehension

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