Journal of Philosophical Investigations

Document Type : Research Paper


PhD of Western Philosophy, University of Tabriz


Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher who has been known as “The Father of Existentialism”, was a great critic of Hegel’s philosophy and a passionate defender of faith and individual morality. However so many books have been published of Kierkegaard’s idea due to his influence on modern philosophy, in this review we try to retrieve his thoughts by emphasizing on different conceptual aspects of Kierkegaard from the reflection of his critique to Hegelian system. Since the thinkers can be understood more precisely in the light of negation by their oppositions, in our discussion we analyze Kierkegaard thoughts at the context of his time and his antagonistic connection with Hegel. Despite the evaluation of the truthiness of Kierkegaard’s critics against Hegel in reference to the inner conflicts of his thoughts, we also try to understand several aspects of Hegel’s philosophy that were criticized during the second half of the nineteenth century.


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