What is the self? Kierkegaard says we are a tension between opposites: necessity and possibility, the finite and the infinite, soul and body. He thinks we’re all in despair, whether we know it or not, because we wrongly think we’re something we’re not, or we reject what we are, or we just don’t pay attention to this dynamic at all: we just go along with the crowd. So we need to keep self-examining and (he thinks) ultimately embrace our subservience to God.
Running Time: 1 hr., 56 min. Recorded: November 7, 2010. Participants: Mark, Wes, Seth, Daniel Horne
As a bonus, your purchase includes a high-bitrate mp3 of the song that concludes the episode, "John T. Flibber," recorded by Mark for the 1994 album Happy Songs Will Bring You Down by The MayTricks.