Meta Treks 67: From Riker to Worf to O'Brien / by Trek fm

Kierkegaard and Stages on Life's Way.

Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes 44 seconds
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This time, we're talking "Soren," but not Dr. Tolian Soren from Star Trek Generations; we're talking about the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard! Søren Kierkegaard is well-known for his "Stages on Life's Way," or three different approaches to life: the aesthetic approach (novelty, adventure, and experiences); the ethical approach (rules, duty, and responsibility), and the religious approach (sincere commitment, meaningful dedication, and authentic leaps of faith). In this episode of Meta Treks, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison discuss characters from the Star Trek universe that exemplify these three different modes of living.


Welcome to Episode 67 (00:01:07)
Søren Kierkegaard and Dr. Soren from Generations (00:03:16)
Programming an Authentic Life (00:14:24)
Kierkegaard's Stages of Life's Way (00:22:15)
The Aesthetic Stage or The Commander Riker Stage (00:31:30)
The Ethical Stage or The Lieutenant Worf Stage (00:49:50)
The Religious Stage or The Chief O'Brien Stage (01:07:39)
Final Thoughts (01:24:51)


Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison


Mike Morrison (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Patrick Devlin (Associate Producer) Kay Shaw (Associate Producer) Kit Loffstadt (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)