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Title: Tussen woord en daad - Between Speech and Action
Subtitle: Over het menselijk pathos volgens Kierkegaard - Concerning the Human Pathos According to Kierkegaard
Author(s): LANSINK, Cyril
Journal: Bijdragen
Volume: 57    Issue: 2   Date: 1996   
Pages: 189-210
DOI: 10.2143/BIJ.57.2.2002428

Abstract :
What motivates human life as a whole? What is the measure of becoming oneself? The answer of Kierkegaard on these fundamental (philosophical) questions is the topic of this article. His account of the human existential pathos as 'interest' has been reconstructed in parts 1 and 2 and contrasted with an objective-systematic (i.c. hegelian) understanding of human life (part 3) and with an esthetical (poetic) way of life (part 4). In part 5 I try to show how Kierkegaard's understanding of this pathos is inherently linked with his unique indirect method of philosophical thinking.