Chris is gracious enough to lead this meetup.
This discussion will approach Kierkegaard through one of his shorter works, chosen to illustrate his style, existentialist philosophy, and some of his concerns. The work chosen is one used by the St. John's seniors for two seminars. Many excellent senior thesis papers have resulted. This suggests that his concerns are contemporary and powerful.
Links to suggested readings follow. To support the discussion I suggest that those attending should read, at minimum, the summary (third link). It is of course desirable also to read the work itself (fourth link). This copy of the work is poor, my apologies, but it is online, complete, and free. I encourage members to seek better copies, preferably the Hong translation.
For those reading the work itself, a word of caution. Kierkegaard is famous for his use of "Irony" and "Indirection". Which means, essentially, that he does not "deliver" the message, he slips it under the door. Reader beware.
To focus the discussion, we will begin by addressing; Chapter One "Thought Project", on truth; Chapter Three "The Absolute Paradox", on paradox; and "Interlude", on existence.
A short introduction, less than 30 minutes, will introduce Kierkegaard, his life, and his concerns.