Author Archives: Ryan Buesnel

About Ryan Buesnel

Welcome to my page! I am a writer and musician from Sydney who enjoys reading philosophy, theology and military history. I am a PhD Candidate through Charles Sturt University, with my thesis exploring the activities of the German State Church during the Third Reich-era.

Honours Dissertation

I have uploaded a PDF of my honours dissertation, which was submitted in 2017. Title: The Eclipse of the Individual: Søren Kierkegaard, Varg Vikernes and the Scandinavian Church Abstract: This dissertation offers an in-depth analysis of the criticism Vikernes and … Continue reading

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Søren Kierkegaard’s Existential Hermeneutics

Introduction Although widely recognised for his contribution to the fields of Western philosophy and psychology, Denmark’s Søren Kierkegaard was first and foremost a religious author. In this simple truth lies the key to unlocking the underlying convictions of Kierkegaard’s vast corpus. … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s Hermeneutics: Chaos, Morality and the Future World

Of all the influential philosophers to have graced the 19th century European intellectual landscape, Friedrich Nietzsche rates as one of the most profound and controversial. Nietzsche’s influence towers over the Western philosophical tradition, and his concepts continue to inspire rigorous … Continue reading

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Keith Moon- A Short Tribute

I am certain that if Keith Moon were alive today he would be the subject of intense interest for psychologists. I don’t know whether the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders from the 60’s and 70’s included provision for … Continue reading

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The Souls Need For Silence

In the early 18th century the brilliant yet cantankerous German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer penned a scathing indictment of the way in which the abrasive noise of modern society had shattered his sense of inner peace and diminished his ability to … Continue reading

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Lorelei

I met Lorelei about seven years ago at a rundown waffle house in western Sydney.   Lorelei was a friend of my then girlfriend, Sofia. They had first met at a support group for sufferers of Borderline Personality Disorder, and … Continue reading

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Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Ethical Vision

I present to you the following question for reflection: how would you define the essential difference between ethics and morals? At first, the problem may seem straight forward. Many conventional interpretations often view ethics merely as a form of meta-morality, … Continue reading

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