Repetition as a Path to Authentic Existence in Kierkegaard’s Work

Authors

  • Martina Pavlikova Department of Journalism, Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, B. Slančíkovej 1, 949 74 Nitra, Slovakia
  • Igor Tavilla Sociedad Hispánica de Amigos de Kierkegaard (S.H.A.K.), Callejones del Perchel 4, esc. 1 6º B. 29002 Málaga, Spain & The Central European Institute Søren Kierkegaard, Ulica Lili Novy 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2023.2.105.115

Keywords:

repetition, difference, authentic and unauthentic existence, choice, Kierkegaard

Abstract

Thesis. The aim of the paper is to interpret Kierkegaard's concept of repetition as a way of creating and experiencing authentic existence in an environment that is set up to repeat this same, inauthentic content of consciousness.

Concept. Repetition is associated with determinism and represents social stagnation. Repetition creates the conditions for an inauthentic existence. The article offers an interpretation of Kierkegaard's concept of repetition, which is the repetition of another and produces authentic existence.

Results and conclusions. Repetition automatically produces of the same. The repetition of one's choice of oneself is a process of creating spirit and individuality, which is a fundamental principle of authentic existence. Creating an authentic personality is one of the ways to solve the current crisis in society, which is associated with an inauthentic experience of existence, abdication of responsibility and repetition of lies.

Cognitive value. The postmodern society associated with the use of the media is not the cause of social disorientation. It is a means that an individual uses to repeat the same. The social environment and magic themselves are not negative, the negative is the inauthentic attitude of a person to them.

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Author Biography

  • Igor Tavilla, Sociedad Hispánica de Amigos de Kierkegaard (S.H.A.K.), Callejones del Perchel 4, esc. 1 6º B. 29002 Málaga, Spain & The Central European Institute Søren Kierkegaard, Ulica Lili Novy 25, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Igor Tavilla (1980) teaches philosophy and history in high schools and has obtained a PhD in Philosophy and Anthropology from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Parma. He has published many books about Soren Kierkegaard. He is a member of many international societies. 

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Published

2023-09-28

How to Cite

Pavlikova, M., & Tavilla, I. (2023). Repetition as a Path to Authentic Existence in Kierkegaard’s Work. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 14(2), 105-115. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs2023.2.105.115

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