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Selected Essays Reviews
This in all honesty was my first time reading anything by Soren Kierkegaard. I was very impressed with his reasoning behind why the crowd is untruth. I have never thought about it the way he put it but when I think about it, it makes sense. People always follow the 'crowd' and usually it is not for good. He points out how we need to be individuals and love each person as individuals. Also he makes a point how Jesus cared for the INDIVIDUAL, not the crowd, and upon reading the Gospels we see that [...]
I got the Crowd is Untruth for my kindle and I likely should have read the essay a second time before reviewing here. But yeah, Kierkegaard, bless his heart, is not the easiest to read or follow. Sort of like with Kant, I think its best to just stick to modern philosophers who write about their philosophical thought in flowing English.But yeah, this little essay seems to be emphasizing the individual, for the crowd is untruth (which he says over and over). Jesus after all said "Love your neighbo [...]
5 Stars for the paper' The Crowd is Untruth'. (get it alone as a kindle version ASIN: B007WDDTEW) The world's first Existentialist Philosopher critiques the church and comments on the fallacy of the strength, power and mind of the crowd that does not exist in the individual. And for the leaders (both church and state) he says, "There is therefore no one who has more contempt for what it is to be a human being than those who make it their profession to lead the crowd." He must have seen into the [...]
I've only given it three stars 'so far' as only read some of the essays. The crowd is untruth is a gem and points to powerlessness as key to both fairness and to individual thought and finding truth (not mass appeal untruths). This then leads to respecting other individual's (not mass) thought. And so in finding, respecting and loving others (our neighbour) we can understand more, with Kierkegaard, as he fleshes out the meaning of the 'love our neighbour' ethic etc.