, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 257–264

“The Crisis:” A practical realization of Kierkegaard's aesthetic philosophy

  • Yaroslav Senyshyn


This analysis of Kierkegaard's article “The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress” (1848/1967) reveals his prodigious ability to deal synchronically with aesthetic philosophy of existence at both metaphysical and pragmatic levels. It also reveals his ability to view women as individuals in the realm of art. Here he is able to make the exception and grant women full equality in both the categories of eternity and temporality.


shallowness public critic's ability youth cult talent luck soulfulness right rapport tension indefinable possession 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaroslav Senyshyn
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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