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By Søren Kierkegaard, Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, David Kangas, Bruce H. Kirmmse, George Pattison, Joel D.S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble, K. Brian Söderquist

ISBN-10: 0691152187

ISBN-13: 9780691152189

For over a century, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been on the middle of a couple of very important discussions, pertaining to not just philosophy and theology, but in addition, extra lately, fields similar to social concept, psychology, and modern aesthetics, particularly literary theory.

regardless of his particularly brief existence, Kierkegaard used to be an awfully prolific author, as attested to through the 26-volume Princeton college Press version of all of his released writings. yet Kierkegaard left at the back of approximately as a lot unpublished writing, such a lot of which is composed of what are referred to as his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has lengthy been famous as certainly one of history's nice magazine keepers, yet merely relatively small parts of his journals and notebooks are what we often comprehend by way of the time period "diaries." via a ways the better a part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks involves reflections on a myriad of subjects--philosophical, spiritual, political, own. learning his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, the place we will be able to see his whole universe of idea. we will be able to witness the genesis of his released works, to be sure--but we will be able to additionally see entire galaxies of ideas, new insights, and fragments, huge and small, of in part (or nearly solely) accomplished yet unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks allows us to work out the philosopher in discussion along with his instances and with himself.

quantity five of this 11-volume sequence comprises 5 of Kierkegaard's very important "NB" journals (Journals NB6 via NB10), masking the months from summer time 1848 via early may perhaps 1849. This used to be a turbulent interval either within the heritage of Denmark--which used to be experiencing the instant aftermath of revolution and the autumn of absolutism, a continual battle with the German states, and the alternative of the nation Church with the Danish People's Church--and for Kierkegaard in my view. The journals within the current quantity comprise Kierkegaard's reactions to the political upheaval, a retrospective account of his audiences with King Christian VIII, deliberations approximately publishing an autobiographical rationalization of his writings, and an more and more harsh critique of the Danish Church. those journals additionally mirror Kierkegaard's deep situation over his collision with the satirical magazine Corsair, an adventure that helped radicalize his view of "essential Christianity" and brought on him to consider the that means of martyrdom.

Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column structure, one for his preliminary entries and the second one for the broad marginal reviews that he extra later. This variation of the journals reproduces this layout, comprises a number of photos of unique manuscript pages, and includes vast scholarly remark at the numerous entries and at the historical past of the manuscripts being reproduced.

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Phooey! What I Have Wri�en in Newspapers. ” 3 political articles. ” 16 item] Latin, as well as, also. 18 falsum] Latin, falsification. 16 10 15 20 18 25 17 30 35 J O U R N A L NB 6 : 17–20 5 18 15 1848 in Fædrelandet. “Public Confession” “Who Is the Author of Either/Or” over the signature FF. Then a li�le article concerning the sermon in Either/Or and one I had given at the seminary. “A Fleeting Comment on a Detail in D. ” Then the two articles by Frater Taciturnus. …. Oh, one can be cruel in many ways.

But whether I have one hour or 70 years, my choice has been made: to use every instant (except to the extent that I might set aside some time for recreation, but I will ask God for permission to do that) to present Xnty. It is only all too true that it hasa been abolished. And in this respect I am like a spy. 5 10 15 33 20 39 25 30 Oh, when they preach on Job, they are always in a hurry to get to the end, to the fact that he gets everything back again, double. To me it seems strange to preach about this.

Yet all that had not helped― but now an article about an actress. As a hum. being, I personally am a poor, unhappy child, whom a melancholic old man, motivated by love, made as unhappy as possible, and whom God in turn has taken to himself, and for whom he has done “so indescribably, oh, so indescrib- 29 30 J O U R N A L NB 6 : 38–40 1848 ably much more than I could ever have expected,” oh, so indescribably that I simply long for the peace of eternity in which to do nothing but give thanks. As a hum.

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