Do Kierkegaard and Nietzsche have similar ideas about being and becoming?


I have not read much of Kierkegaard's philosophy, but this quote comes in mind when comparing his philosophy to Nietzsche's in terms of being and becoming:

“To be human, is not a fact, but a task.” -Kierkegaard

Thinking about this quote in relation to Nietzsche's notion of Being vs. Becoming, are there similarities between the two on this issue?


Posted 2018-12-03T04:15:55.290

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1can you draw similarities between the two? sure, absolutely you can. It'd be easier to answer the question if it were narrower in scope. – virmaior – 2018-12-03T04:38:39.880

I specifically asked about this quote and Nietzsche's Being and Becoming. I'm not asking overall what the similarities between them are. – wa7d – 2018-12-03T05:01:50.450

I've taken the liberty of editing your question based on your comment. Feel free to edit further if I've misunderstood you. – virmaior – 2018-12-03T05:04:51.927

I thought that insofar both can be labelled as "existentialist" philosophers, this trivially is the case since it is kind of the core idea of existentialism? – Philip Klöcking – 2018-12-03T10:36:27.883

See Relation to Søren Kierkegaard for influence of K on Nietzsche.

– Mauro ALLEGRANZA – 2018-12-03T13:24:04.237

1N's concept of becoming is due mainly to his knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy. See Robin Small, Being, Becoming, and Time in Nietzsche, into Ken Gemes & John Richardson (editors), The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche , Oxford University Press (2013) – Mauro ALLEGRANZA – 2018-12-03T13:28:56.177

See the post : Did Nietzsche read Kierkegaard ? mas well as : James Kellenberger, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche.

– Mauro ALLEGRANZA – 2018-12-03T13:36:03.103

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