Decisionmaking is a vital role that happens on human beings in day to dayactivities. Referring to either / or excerpt by Soren Kierkegaardexplains how human being gets into dilemma on either to choose thisor that. Soren Kierkegaard takes a situation from Judge Williams whoresponded to his friend which states that getting married and laterregret and not getting married and still regret. Considering theteaching technique of Kierkegaard`s father I approve on it in case itis a matter of choosing. Taking an example in virtual reality about atrain-yard operator who sees an uncontrollable car running down to atrack where five men are repairing. Switching to the other trackmeets another worker(Kierkegaad, 1843). A decision has to made wherethe operator has to opt killing one worker instead of five. The storygives similarities relating with Kierkegaard teaching technique thata decision has to be made on what to choose or what not to choose.Considering virtual reality story and Kierkegaard argument therecomes a difference on which choices are not based on similarsituations.
Kierkegaardelaborates a story a poor navigator of a ship. The navigator is awareof the speed of the ship where either to reduce speed or not. Finallythe ship encounters an obstacle and crashes. With this, Kierkegaardidentifies most with Williams (Kierkegaad, 1843).
Sartretheory of the existential choice gives the absence of God where manexists, surges up, and encounters himself in the world. The threethings that man encounters are anguish, abandonment and despair.Anguish is choosing on what to be while abandonment is meaning Goddoes not exist in that when one fails don’t put blame to God. Ascomparable to Kierkegaard teaching technique, there is a matter ofchoosing but in Sartre’s theory God is abandoned which is not thecase Kierkegaard argument.
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