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Kierkegaard vs. Hegel on Religion and Individuality

Peter Kreeft

April 21, 2023


In lecture 8, Dr. Kreeft summarizes Hegel, who dropped the distinction between thought and being, denying the existence of anything outside of thought and embracing absolute idealism. Kierkegaard’s philosophy asks not how thought progresses through stages, as Hegel does, but how an individual human being progresses through life.

In this lecture series, Dr. Peter Kreeft examines key ideas in philosophy by comparing and contrasting two representative philosophers in each episode.

To learn more about these philosophers and the other major philosophers who helped shape the world, check out Dr. Kreeft’s book series, “Socrates’ Children: An Introduction to Philosophy from the 100 Greatest Philosophers.”