Sunday, September 3, 2017

Morality According to Kierkegaard - Short definition

Kierkegaard closely ties morality with religion. He argues that repetition in the religious Christian sense being born again is also the resolution of moral problems. For Kierkegaard morality is a demand posed by the ideal (exemplified by Jesus). Since such an ideal is unattainable we begin to develop doubts about our ability to answer the moral demand. This is why Kierkegaard thinks that the ethical contains an internal contradiction. This contradiction leads to the inability to develop a coherent system of morality.