Kierkegaard's Writings, XIX: Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening / Edition 1

Kierkegaard's Writings, XIX: Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening / Edition 1

by Soren Kierkegaard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691020280

ISBN-13: 9780691020280

Pub. Date: 11/01/1983

Publisher: Princeton University Press

A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety, this work continues Søren Kierkegaard's radical and comprehensive analysis of human nature in a spectrum of possibilities of existence. Present here is a remarkable combination of the insight of the poet and the contemplation of the philosopher.

In The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond

Overview

A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety, this work continues Søren Kierkegaard's radical and comprehensive analysis of human nature in a spectrum of possibilities of existence. Present here is a remarkable combination of the insight of the poet and the contemplation of the philosopher.

In The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where—in contact with the eternal—anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis—the infinite and the finite—do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691020280
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1983
Series:
Kierkegaard's Writings Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
747,951
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.60(d)

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