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Otherwise a good time. It would serve us to think more often on suffering, instead of avoiding the topic and self-medicating. The author kafa that all 4 philosophers were pointing to a point of no return for society.

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Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. However the last two, where Hubben shows his true colors and fully presents his unique ideas, seem to miss the point.

Apr 14, Anavie rated it kierkgaard liked it Shelves: What link between them? Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka were all outsiders in their societies, unable to fit into the accepted nineteenth-century categories of theology, philosophy, or belles lettres. Return to Book Page. For Kierkegaard, it was the conception of faith that stripped it of its individual nature and reduced it to mere intellectual assent in concert with the masses.

I blame my confusion on the lack of clarity of this book. In Denmark clergymen were given salaries from the state and were considered government workers.

Walter Nigg – – P. The bureaucracy that is described in Kafka’s work is really the consequence of a society devoid of any passion or spiritual force. Hey, who wouldn’t want to dig deeper into the existentialists.


I really enjoyed how Hubben wove their lives together and demonstrated that many of the things which we complain about today were seen well before they came to pass by four very different men living in different parts of the world, and yet kierkegzard the same condition in man.

August 26, History. There are very few statements that I would consider inaccurate, and many of them can be chalked up to this book being written in the 50s, before certain things were known about the writers. Nor was it that Hubben had any new interpretations of their works to offer. History Created January 18, 4 revisions Kavka catalog record: Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka: By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and ddostoevsky to the privacy policy and terms of use.

Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kafka

Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Instead, they saw themselves both as the end products of a dying civilization and as prophets of the coming chaos of the twentieth century.

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Instead, they saw themselves both as the end products of a dying civilization and as prophets of the. In that story, Jesus appears in Spain during the Great Inquisition and the Grand Inquisitor arrests him for being a heretic. Excellent book on these four prophetic thinkers who saw what was coming in the social landscape.

Christendom Attacked a Comparison of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. People are in a system, and can’t question. This is a decent book about the four proto-existentialists listed in the title as far as biographical information, basic concepts, and clear writing go.


While I can see the argument for Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky being made and he generally makes it wellit’s much harder for Nietzsche and Kafka. As Hubben points kafla, these dire predictions did not win these men any friends.

The whole “use Nietzsche against Nietzsche” thing is pretty over-played at this point, and honestly I don’t see how Kafka could be nietzscche this way at all the final chapters barely mention him. The author claims that My takeaway from this little book was that Kierkkegaard was a protestant religious fanatic who criticized the hypocrisy of the Church, Dostoyevsky seemed to have been struggling with his Faith and also criticized the Church, Nietzsche was an atheist who did not believe in morals, and Kafka- well, God is just totally absent from Kierkegasrd works, a fact which the author of this book seems to criticize.

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In this brilliant combination of biography and lucid exposition, their apocalyptic visions of the future are woven together into a provocative portrait of modernity.