"Those who would know Kierkegaard can do no better than to begin with this book.... In The Present Age we find the heart of Kierkagaard." – Walter Kaufman, from the "Introduction"
"The first important existentialist." – Encyclopedia of Philosophy
"The Present Age shows just how original Kierkegaard was. He brilliantly foresaw the dangers of the lack of commitment and responsiblity in the Public Sphere. When everything is up for endless detached critical comment as on blogs and cable news, action finally becomes impossible." – Hubert L. Dreyfus, University of California, Berkeley