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This paper dwells on the philosophical synthesis between the Ethics and Aesthetics in the first work of Søren Kierkegaard –“Enten–Eller” (“Either-Or”). Man’s spiritual transformation (personality) undergoes a three-stage process of growth, which starts from the aesthetic plane and continues to the moral one, where at the end Kierkegaard combines morality with the religious phase of human growth. The synthesis of Ethics and Aesthetics thus comes true by author’s employing of poetical expression of an aesthetic life view through allusions, imagery poetics, and symbolism, whereas the moral aspect of human growth discusses such topics as moral responsibility, critical analysis, and marriage. The Dane employs a language that combines ethics and aesthetics as one. Thus, Ethics and Aesthetics adopt a form-content paradigm, whereby the aesthetic stage of human growth in the work “Either-Or” represents the form, and the moral aspect is presented in the content of the work. The work of the Danish philosopher presents an ample example of the crossroad and intersection of Ethics and Aesthetics as a valid expression of human spiritual growth.
Key words: Ethics, Aesthetics, symbolism, moral responsibility, marriage, ethic-aesthetic synthesis.