The position of Socrates in Kierkegaard’s Religious Approach



This paper is an effort to illustrate the position of Socrates in Kierkegaard’s religious and existential approach. If we have a brief look on Kierkegaard’s writings, we will realize that he was seriously affected by Socrates and primarily was inspired by him.
Kierkegaard compares Socrates with Abraham, "knight of faith" and tries to places the non-Christian and pagan Socrates in the domain of his Christian thought background. He also calls Socrates as a tragic hero and tries to play his role in 19th century. This paper is going to through investigating of Kierkegaard’s writings verify the above-mentioned hypothesis.