Although Kierkegaard is not explicitly quoted by Gadamer as often as Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger, he is one of the thinkers who had a decisive influence on Gadamer’s intellectual training and his view of hermeneutic philosophy. Kierkegaard’s influence on Gadamer derives basically from Gadamer’s reading of Kierkegaard’s work, primarily Either/Or, and indirectly from his grasp of Jaspers’ and Heidegger’s philosophy.