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Title: Søren Kierkegaard
Contributor(s): McDonald, William (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born into the Danish Golden Age, the remarkable cultural flourishing that occurred in Denmark in the first half of the nineteenth century. Between about 1780 and 1850 Denmank's economy changed from feudal agrarian to predominantly mercantile and capitalist, with radical social consequences (Kirmmse 1990: 9-26). The population became largely urban; education transformed peasants into potential participants in democracy; newspapers and feuilleton literature burgeoned; artistic and scientific experimentation abounded; the fixed class structure of feudalism softened to enable greater social mobility; and the authority of religion was weakened under assaults from philosophical reason, bourgeois complacency, mass communication and new forms of aesthetic diversion (Pattison 2002: chs 1-4).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The History of Western Philosophy of Religion, v.4: Nineteenth-century philosophy of religion, p. 175-186
Publisher: Acumen
Place of Publication: Durham, United Kingdom
ISBN: 1844652238
Field of Research (FOR): 220315 Philosophy of Religion
220209 History of Ideas
220210 History of Philosophy
HERDC Category Description: B2 Chapter in a Book - Other
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