In recent decades, the thought of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has continued to inspire researchers and scholars not only in the field of philosophy, but also in fields which draw upon theology, sociology, psychology and other social sciences. The reason for this enduring influence is simple: in the period designated as “Golden age of Denmark” Kierkegaard was faithfully engaging with the role of an individual in society—an issue which continues to resonate in our own times. While endeavouring to make prognostic reflections on this theme, Kierkegaard also engaged in critical analysis of the tende ncies of his time.
It is not only in V4 and EU countries but all around the world that the contemporary age has been facing challenges for which interdisciplinary dialogue is important. Throughout its ancient history the city of Nitra has played an important role: regarding the development of the entire European philosophical orientation and worldview; and witnessing the ongoing dialogue between influential entities of both the Western and Eastern worlds.The Acta Kierkegaardiana, our pilot project, was started by Roman Králik, Peter Šajda and Abrahim Khan in Bratislava back since the 11th September 2008. Out of this event the first editors started to work together: Roman Králik, Peter Šajda, Abrahim Khan and Jamie Turnbull. An invitation was then issued for Andrew Burgess to join them as editor and thus the wider international cooperation was launched and anchored consequently.
The Institute aims not only to create helpful and positive values for all who seek answers for life’s challenging questions, but also to open a forum in which you will be happy to come to and contribute to with your own questions, knowledge, insights, and inspirations.
Prof. Dr. Roman Králik, ThD., director