Soren Kierkegaard and Existential Realities as tied to Time (and Tense): Implications for Military History

By John T. Kuehn

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So here goes.

First, Kierkegaard 101.   The Danish Christian existentialist philosopher forged a new trail in the evolution of philosophy in the 19th century.  His greatest contribution was the idea of levels of being.

That is, there are levels of being, which are tied to levels of sentience (or lack of it), but for his purposes he confined himself to