Kierkegaard's Writings, X: Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions

Kierkegaard's Writings, X: Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions

by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions was among seven signed works by Kierkegaard, each published concurrently with one of his seven pseudonymous works - in this case, with Stages on Life's Way. The two volumes not only have a chronological relation but distinctively treat some common themes. It is quite possible, the editors suggest, that Kierkegaard worked… See more details below

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Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions was among seven signed works by Kierkegaard, each published concurrently with one of his seven pseudonymous works - in this case, with Stages on Life's Way. The two volumes not only have a chronological relation but distinctively treat some common themes. It is quite possible, the editors suggest, that Kierkegaard worked alternatively on the two manuscripts: on Stages at his ordinary desk and on Discourses on Imagined Occasions at his high desk. The first of the three discourses, "On the Occasion of a Confession," centers on stillness, wonder, and the ultimate object of a human being's seeking - in contrast to the speechmaking on erotic love in "'In Vino Veritas,'" part one of Stages. The second discourse, "On the Occasion of a Wedding," complements the second part of Stages in which Judge William delivers a panegyric on marriage. The third discourse, "At a Graveside," sharpens the ethical and religious earnestness implicit in Quidam's "A Story of Suffering," in the third part of the other work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691140742
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/05/2009
Series:
Kierkegaard's Writings Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Contents

Historical Introduction, vii,
Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions, 1,
Preface, 5,
On the Occasion of a Confession, 7,
On the Occasion of a Wedding, 41,
At a Graveside, 69,
Supplement, 103,
Key to References, 104,
Original Title Page of Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions, 106,
Selected Entries from Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers Pertaining to Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions, 109,
Editorial Appendix, 153,
Acknowledgments, 155,
Collation of Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions in the Danish Editions of Kierkegaard's Collected Works, 157,
Notes, 159,
Bibliographical Note, 171,
Index, 173,

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