Kierkegaard fundamentally disagrees with Hegel’s philosophy of “thesis, antithesis, and synthesis”
Kierkegaard states that there is no such thing as “absolute knowledge,” as Hegel had postulated.
Kierkegaard states, as Hegel did, that the process of living well can be organized in an objective and rational way.
Kierkegaard argues against the Hegelian tradition that it is possible to “understand” faith.
To express certain possibilities for managing the problem of having to exist as a human being
So that his pseudonymous authors can present themselves to the reader as selves in the process of self-creation
He hoped to represent different views through various authors
He felt that by representing different viewpoints through his writings he would avoid the problem of being too abstract
Not being willing to be oneself
Trying to make yourself be something specific
Doing what is expected of you by others
Transparently grounding yourself in the power that established it
Is satisfied only by the infinite.
Finds themselves poor in all aspects of life.
Accepts all and is equally satisfied with the finite and the infinite.
Puts on the whole armor of God.
Truth is to be found in subjectivity rather than objectivity
From nothing comes nothing
Freedom is one’s ability to act according to his own will
Knowledge is limited to the realm of possible experience
To hide his identity as an author (author’s in those days were often executed for their revolutionary ideas).
To vary the audiences that he appealed to (if someone didn’t like a certain work of his, perhaps they would like a different one and not be biased because it was under a different name).
Kierkegaard believed that most of us live in varying forms and degrees of self-deception.
His motives and viewpoints changed throughout his life (every time there was a significant change, he would use a different name).
Other people or circumstances acting upon you, making you unable to act for yourself.
Self loathing to the point of wanting to be anyone else
Society viewing you badly.
Introspective pensiveness that causes you to change the way you act.