A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert W. Bretall
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue the human is in?

2. Where does the idea of Repetition derive from?

3. What does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling will do to the reader?

4. What book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?

5. What does Robert Bretall think of Repetition?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is truth discovered according to Two Edifying Discourses?

2. What is life according to Kierkegaard?

3. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

4. What banquet is referred to in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?

5. What is the question raised in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?

6. What does the truth or art require in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

7. What does Kierkegaard believe about truth in Two Edifying Discourses?

8. Where does Kierkegaard find himself, and what is he doing in Chapter 1, The Journals?

9. Who had an enormous influence on German philosophy, and what do many intellectuals agree on?

10. Who is Regina Olsen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard frequently wrote under pseudonyms. Discuss why Kierkegaard used pseudonyms to present different points of views and philosophical exposition. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Kierkegaard's beliefs in the Kierkegaard Anthology and discuss how he influenced theology or psychology. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the definition of truth in relation to faith, truth being "an objective uncertainty held fast" and that "without risk, there is no faith." Use the text to discuss the interplay of truth and faith in the Kierkegaard Anthology.

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