I have not read much of Kierkegaard's philosophy, but this quote comes in mind when comparing his philosophy to Nietzsche's in terms of being and becoming:

“To be human, is not a fact, but a task.” -Kierkegaard

Thinking about this quote in relation to Nietzsche's notion of Being vs. Becoming, are there similarities between the two on this issue?

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    can you draw similarities between the two? sure, absolutely you can. It'd be easier to answer the question if it were narrower in scope.
    – virmaior
    Dec 3 '18 at 4:38
  • I specifically asked about this quote and Nietzsche's Being and Becoming. I'm not asking overall what the similarities between them are.
    – wa7d
    Dec 3 '18 at 5:01
  • I've taken the liberty of editing your question based on your comment. Feel free to edit further if I've misunderstood you.
    – virmaior
    Dec 3 '18 at 5:04
  • I thought that insofar both can be labelled as "existentialist" philosophers, this trivially is the case since it is kind of the core idea of existentialism?
    – Philip Klöcking
    Dec 3 '18 at 10:36
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    N's concept of becoming is due mainly to his knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy. See Robin Small, Being, Becoming, and Time in Nietzsche, into Ken Gemes & John Richardson (editors), The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche , Oxford University Press (2013) Dec 3 '18 at 13:28

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