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Today is the 206th anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard’s birthday, which is a fairly anti-climatic anniversary. In honor of the father of existentialism, make sure to allow time for an academic existential crisis.

“…is it not merely an illusion if one does not understand or refuses to understand that in relation to truth there is no abridgment that leaves out the acquiring of it, and that in relation to acquiring it from generation to generation there is no essential abridgment, so that every generation and everyone in the generation must essentially begin from the beginning.” (Practice in Christianity, XIII, 187, 1950 [trans. Hong/Hong])

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