Kierkegaardian motives in Heidegger's philosophy


  • Viacheslav Stepanov State pedagogical institution of higher education "Donbas state pedagogical university", Ukraine
  • Iryna Luchynska State pedagogical institution of higher education "Donbas state pedagogical university", Ukraine



category, Augenblick, Existenz, paradigm, historiography, doxography


The article aims at critical assessment of methodological approaches to historical analysis of Heidegger's references to Kierkegaard. Heidegger's relation to existentialist philosophy seems to be one of the is sues which are deeply contaminated by the philosopher's ambivalent self-interpretations distorting the course of objective historical and philosophical study of real links between Heidegger's discourse and the legacy of existentialist thinkers. Analysis of reflexive literature on the problem of how to identify the character of interference between philosophical discourses of Heidegger and Kierkegaard allowed revealing the critical lines of doxography and historiography. Doxographical approach his a verted from the dimension of concrete texts to logical an achronistics peculations over seemingly evident contextual influence of Kierkegaard on Heidegger. Such strategy is legitimate to sustain logical descriptions of the categories exempted from the certain paradigm butitis use less to reveal factual genealogic all inks between the discourses of the two philosophers. Descriptives tudies seem to fallprey to Heidegger's hermeneutic ambiguity in referring notsomucht o Kierkegaard but rather Kierkegaardianism, a superficial filiation of existential philosophy. It is proved that historiographical approach enablesto objectively examine genetic relations of Heidegger's categories to their homonymous doubles in Kierkegaard. Such Kierkegaardian categories as Existenz and Angst come to Heidegger through Jaspers an dare taken int he contextbof Augustine and Luther. The only category directly taken by Heidegger from Kierkegaard is Augenblick.

Author Biography

Viacheslav Stepanov, State pedagogical institution of higher education "Donbas state pedagogical university"

PhD in Philosophy, Associate Professor of the Department of philosophy, social-political and law sciences


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How to Cite

Stepanov, V., & Luchynska, I. (2015). Kierkegaardian motives in Heidegger’s philosophy. Skhid, (4(136), 75–78.