By Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, David Kangas, Bruce H. Kirmmse, George Pattison, Joel D.S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble, K. Brian Söderquist
Eds.: Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, David Kangas, Bruce H. Kirmmse, George Pattison, Joel D.S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble, okay. Brian Söderquist
For over a century, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been on the heart of a couple of vital discussions, relating not just philosophy and theology, but additionally, extra lately, fields akin to social inspiration, psychology, and modern aesthetics, specially literary theory.
regardless of his rather brief lifestyles, Kierkegaard used to be a very prolific author, as attested to via the 26-volume Princeton college Press variation of all of his released writings. yet Kierkegaard left in the back of approximately as a lot unpublished writing, such a lot of which is composed of what are known as his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has lengthy been well-known as considered one of history's nice magazine keepers, yet merely really small parts of his journals and notebooks are what we frequently comprehend by way of the time period "diaries." by way of a ways the better a part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks comprises reflections on a myriad of subjects--philosophical, spiritual, political, own. learning his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, the place we will see his complete universe of inspiration. we will be able to witness the genesis of his released works, to be sure--but we will additionally see complete galaxies of techniques, new insights, and fragments, huge and small, of partly (or nearly totally) accomplished yet unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks permits us to work out the philosopher in discussion along with his occasions and with himself.
quantity four of this 11-volume sequence comprises the 1st 5 of Kierkegaard's recognized "NB" journals, which comprise, as well as an exceptional many reflections on his personal lifestyles, a wealth of strategies on theological issues, in addition to on Kierkegaard's instances, together with political advancements and the day-by-day press.
Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column layout, one for his preliminary entries and the second one for the large marginal reviews that he further later. This version of the journals reproduces this layout, comprises numerous images of unique manuscript pages, and comprises vast scholarly statement at the a variety of entries and at the historical past of the manuscripts being reproduced.
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Most people are in the opposite situation: they fear resistance from without and are unacquainted with the terrible sufferings of resistance from within. But I know no fear of any external resistance; there is, however, an internal resistance, when God wants me to feel the thorn that pains me—this is my suffering. 5 ' 38 I seem to be fated never to be capable of being understood by others with respect to the decisive elements of my life. What would never occur to anyone is precisely what is decisive for me.
There was thus no truth in him; his divine wrath was hypocrisy, for otherwise he would have been faithful to the truth and would have persecuted the wicked, but not what he himself admired—because it would not admire him. 17 After all, gossip and twaddle and nonsense are what people want instead of action; then they find things interesting. In Aus meinem Leben Goethe relates that Werthers Leiden aroused such a great sensation that from that time on he never again had the peace to lose 18 28 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Journal NB : 18–19 · 1846 29 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 himself in his work as he had had previously, because he was now forced into all sorts of connections and acquaintances.
S. K. 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 21 A person who has a great deal of understanding will always be viewed by the crowd as lacking in understanding. What they object to in him, concerning 8 40 Journal NB : 8–11 · 1846 which their understanding presumably surpasses his, will indeed be neither more nor less than one of the elements he himself has taken into account. 9 5 10 10 15 20 11 25 30 22 What rlly affects me painfully about the whole affair is to see the crowd of conceited people who want to play the highest sort of intellectual game, and then I am probably just about the only one who has the cultivation of classical Greece and of independence that is needed to do this, and so I am probably the very person who wished to work toward this sort of thing, which is closely related to my entire enterprise.
Kierkegaard’s Journals and Notebooks, Volume 4: Journals NB-NB5 by Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, David Kangas, Bruce H. Kirmmse, George Pattison, Joel D.S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble, K. Brian Söderquist