Essential Kierkegaard

ISBN-10: 0691019401
ISBN-13: 9780691019406
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 6/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, S�ren Kierkegaard was the son of a wealthy middle-class merchant. He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance his literary career. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master's thesis in 1841 on the topic of irony in Socrates. At about this time, he became engaged to a woman he loved, but he broke the engagement when he decided that God had destined him not to marry. The years 1841 to 1846 were a period of intense literary activity for Kierkegaard, in which he produced his "authorship," a series of writings of varying forms published under a series of fantastic pseudonyms. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of shorter Edifying Discourses, quasi-sermons published under his own name. As he later interpreted it in the posthumously published Point of View for My Work as an Author, the authorship was a systematic attempt to raise the question of what it means to be a Christian. Kierkegaard was persuaded that in his time people took the meaning of the Christian life for granted, allowing all kinds of worldly and pagan ways of thinking and living to pass for Christian. He applied this analysis especially to the speculative philosophy of German idealism. After 1846, Kierkegaard continued to write, publishing most works under his own name. Within Denmark he was isolated and often despised, a man whose writings had little impact in his own day or for a long time afterward. They were translated into German early in the twentieth century and have had an enormous influence since then, on both Christian theology and the existentialist tradition in philosophy.

Introduction
Early journal Entries
From the Papers of One Still Living
The Concept of Irony, with Continual Reference to Socrates
Either/Or, A Fragment of Life, I
Either/Or, A Fragment of Life, II
Four Upbuilding Discourses
Fear and Trembling
Repetition
Philosophical Fragments, or a Fragment of Philosophy
Johannes Climacus, or De omnibus dubitandum. Est
The Concept of Anxiety
Prefaces
Stages on Life's Way
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments
"The Activity of a Traveling Esthetician and How He Still Happened to Pay for the Dinner"
Two Ages: The Age of Revolution and The Present Age. A Literary Review
Upbuilding Discourses in Various Spirits
Works of Love
Christian Discourses
The Lily in the Field and the Bird o the Air
Two Ethical-Religious Essays
The Sickness unto Death
Practice in Christianity
Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
For Self-Examination [First series]
Judge for Yourself! For Self-Examination, Second series
The Book on Adler
Faedrelandet Articles and The Moment
On My Work as an Author and The Point of View for My Work as an Author
The Changelessness of God
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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