Sren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was barely known in his own lifetime and his writings had little influence. Yet today, he is internationally accepted as one of the worlds greatest philosophical thinkers. Here, Peter Vardy makes Kierkegaards often complex and difficult thinking accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Kierkegaards thought and gives the reader a feeling for the way he approaches problems and some sense of the breadth of his work. This is an ideal introduction to Kierkegaard for both students and the general reader.