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90 minutes has a cost...,
This review is from: Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes Series) (Paperback)
Understanding the basics of Kierkegaard in 90 minutes sounds promising. However, it's quite often that such exciting promises fall short. This good is a great example of this. Right now I am taking a graduate level Kierkegaard class. Having no background in Kierkegaard going into this class, I figured that this short book might help me get a general overview of Kierkegaard before I was thrown into such a hard class.
This book gave some good biographical information about Kierkegaard's early life. But other than that this book was not very helpful at all. The author seems unwilling to accept that Kierkegaard was a Christian and therefore presents all of Kierkegaard's religious work as worthless. He lets his personal views get in the way his presentation of the real Kierkegaard. This is ridiculous... On top of that, the author only focuses on a couple of works - and even though he doesn't represent well.
90 minutes has a cost...