[Marxism] Re: Kierkegaard

Brian Shannon Brian_Shannon at verizon.net
Mon Apr 17 10:12:40 MDT 2006

Kierkegaard is fascinating for some, while his greater contemporary,  
John Stuart Mill, to whom even Marx had to reply* (he commented  
earlier on his father's economic writings) is somewhat ignored by the  

Perhaps Kierkegaard bears some responsibility for those cartoons.

It appears to me that there is a striking similarity in outlook  
regarding religion and authority between Samuel Johnson, Edmund  
Burke, and Kierkegaard. Perhaps a more educated student of these  
could comment.




[An interesting note here by Ashley on the development of Mills's  
economic thought. Although today, it is his Logic and his writings on  
liberty and women's rights for which he is best known, in his  
lifetime, it was the Principles of Political Economy for which he was  
more famous. A more intellectually accessible summation and  
modernization of Ricardo and Smith, it was the standard text in  
economics for over 40 years.]

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