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Existentialism is a philosophical movement that stresses on individual existence Humans are totally free and responsible for their own actions Man is not a detached observer of the world he exists he is in the world Only man is in his own existence nothing else can share that existence Man has no set rules to follow nor are there a set number of choices he has to make Man follows a simple piece of framework in which action and choice are to be portrayed implying a right and wrong ways of making decisions although man is totally free Soren Kierkegaard is known as the father of existentialism Kierkegaard was an accomplished writer and attacked other novelists for lacking life-development and life-view two thing s that Kierkegaard thought to be necessary for someone to be a great novelist Kierkegaard wrote and published many of his works attacking different novelists one of which was a review of Hans Christian Andersons novel Only A Fiddler Kierkegaard had different views on things such as Christianity the way its clergy at that time was falsifying the religion to the people in Christianitys name Kierkegaard wanted to open up the publics eyes to this falsification of Christianity in order to do this he published a little journal called the OjeblikketThe Instant There were nine issues of this journal published and the tenth was ready for publication but Kierkegaard collapsed in the street and was taken to the hospital where he later died Soren Aabye Kierkegaard was born in Copenhagen Denmark on May 5 1813 Keierkegaard spent most of his life in his small own only leaving it three times in his life to travel to Berlin Other than that Kierkegaard spent his time in the streets of Copenhagen talking to common people and taking countryside carriage rides Soren was educated at a prestigious boys school Borgedydskolen after he left the boys school he attended the University of Copenhagen At the
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