Today, if you visit the Google Search engines in most countries you will be greeted with the Søren Kierkegaard Google Doodle. Today marks 200 years after the Birth of Søren Kierkegaard on the 5th of May 1813 in Denmark Copenhagen.
Who was Søren Kierkegaard
According to research he was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author who wrote some critical texts on modern day religion and Christianity. His works included Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher.
Kierkegaard had a profound influence on psychology. He is widely regarded as the founder of Christian psychology and of existential psychology and therapy. His works often criticized the Church and corruption within the Church.
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The Søren Kierkegaard story in a Google Doodle
The Google doodle have six characters in the Google Doodle, five of these characters are holding huge feather quills, spelling out Google in the sand. Two of these figures each have an arm outstretched, bent at the elbow, and have their heads held up as if thinking about something other than what they are currently busy with, another Characters looks to be addressing the sixth figure, who looks like he is overlooking the drawing. The Sixth figure does not have a quill.
Much of his philosophical work deals with the issues of how one lives as a “single individual”, giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking, and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment. He was a fierce critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time – and this is accurately displayed by today’s Google Doodle about Søren Kierkegaard and his “Thinking outside the box” nature.
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