Definition of Kierkegaard, Søren in English:

Kierkegaard, Søren

proper noun

  • (1813–55), Danish philosopher; full name Søren Aabye Kierkegaard. A founder of existentialism, he affirmed the importance of individual experience and choice and believed one could know God only through a ‘leap of faith’, and not through doctrine. Notable works: Either-Or (1843) and The Sickness unto Death (1849).

Pronunciation

Kierkegaard, Søren

/ˈkɪəkəˌɡɑːd/