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Alphabe Thursday K is for Kant and Kierkegaard

January 29, 2015


Among the philosophers who walked was Emmanuel Kant, he was frail but managed to walk daily around Konigsberg after his dinner.  This was purely for exercise; his thinking was done by the fire while looking out of the window towards the church tower.  


Soren Kierkegaard the theologian and philosopher, chose to walk and think around his city of Copenhagen, where it is said he studied human life.  Although  he had no friends it is said that he had many acquaintances. He never entertained in his home but considered the streets around Copenhagen his ‘reception  room.’ Walking provided Kierkegaard with a wealth of casual contacts with fellow humans and facilitated contemplation




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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2015 5:21 pm

    I find walking a great way to think – sitting in a cafe also helps me think (and I get to eat!)

  2. January 29, 2015 11:27 pm

    Interesting. I wonder if Kant would’ve been a productive thinker if he had an ipad with him.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  3. February 4, 2015 4:10 pm

    Intellectual K post! Kant is a genius 🙂

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