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Jon Stewart's groundbreaking learn is an enormous second look of the complicated dating among the philosophies of Kierkegaard and Hegel. even though the traditional view at the topic is that Kierkegaard outlined himself as explicitly anti-Hegelian (and considered Hegel's philosophy with disdain), Jon Stewart demonstrates that Kierkegaard's feedback was once no longer directed particularly to Hegel, yet really to a couple modern Danish Hegelians.

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41 Finally, the entry on “the System” is extremely misleading along the same lines. ” For example, in Prefaces, there is a criticism of various unnamed writers of the system: I assume that Mr. A. , whose promises supposedly have not weakened him, went to work and wrote the system. . [T]herefore posito I assume that if Mr. A. A. did not write the system, then Mr. B. B. wrote it – then 38 39 41 42 “Terminologisk Register” in SV2, vol. 15, pp. 697–98. 40 CA, pp. 9–10; SKS, vol. 4, pp. 317–318. Treated in Chapter 9, Section V.

Moreover, although there may be only “scattered comments” about Hegel’s dialectical methodology, Kierkegaard nevertheless unapologetically uses it in other texts. Once again, an overt discussion of the matter is not necessary for there to be a positive influence. Finally, one begins to wonder what after all the essential aspects of Hegel’s philosophy are in Thulstrup’s view. While this has been (and indeed still is) a matter of some debate in Hegel scholarship, Thulstrup presupposes that what is essential to Hegel is obvious to all and thus should have been obvious to Kierkegaard, had he known Hegel’s thought adequately.

Holm embodies the standard view quite well since there is no real attempt to examine Hegel’s philosophy on its own terms, and the whole discussion is presented from what is taken to be Kierkegaard’s perspective. Moreover, very little is done to trace other possible sources, and when the aforementioned doctrines are discussed, there is no suspicion that Kierkegaard might be in dialogue with other authors besides Hegel. Thus, in the absence of any real research either on Hegel’s own philosophy or on the contemporary authors writing about it, Holm simply conveys what seems to be the agreed upon view of Kierkegaard’s critical relation to Hegel.

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