The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion by Soren KierkegaardThe Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion by Soren Kierkegaard

The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion

bySoren Kierkegaard

Paperback | August 3, 2010

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“By far the most profound thinker of the 19th century.”
— Ludwig Wittgenstein<_o3a_p>


The Present Age is the stunningly prescient essay on the rise of mass media—particularly advertising, marketing, and publicity—by the great philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, the “father of existentialism.” With an introduction from celebrated philosopher Walter Kaufmann—who  states “those who would know Kierkegaard can do no better than to begin with this book”—The Present Age is an ideal introduction to one of the greatest thinkers in the history of western philosophy.<_o3a_p>

Soren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) lived in Copenhagen, Denmark. His books includeWorks of LoveandSpiritual Writings(translated and edited by George Pattison).
Title:The Present Age: On the Death of RebellionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.12 × 4.5 × 0.36 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061990035

ISBN - 13:9780061990038

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Short but Brilliant This is a shorter length book of Kierkegaard's, as it was intended to be a book review. However, there are a lot of Kierkegaardian elements in this short work.
Date published: 2017-06-10

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“The first important existentialist.”