Personal Information

Curriculum Vitae:

Born 27/31956 in Aarhus, Denmark

1976, student from Sønderborg Statsskole.

1984, candidate in Theology, Aarhus University.

1984. Gold medal rewarded by Aarhus University

1984-1999, Phd-student, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University

1999- Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, Aarhus University.

Research Project

A comparison between two critics of modern philosophy, the German philosopher and author F.H. Jacobi and the Danish theologian and philosopher Sören Kierkegaard. Both Jacobi and Kierkegaard uncover the costs of modern enlightenment philosophy by pointing to its nihilistic consequences and the forgetting of the concrete individual. In different ways they set out to establish an alternative to modern culture without moving behind it in some nostalgic longing for times past. Kierkegaard and Jacobi show that living in a modern world can mean something else than surrendering oneself to the imperatives of a totally instrumentalized rationality.