Kierkegaard's Writings, XIX, Volume 19: Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening (Kierkegaard's Writings

Kierkegaard's Writings, XIX, Volume 19: Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening (Kierkegaard's Writings

By: Soren Kierkegaard (author), Howard V. Hong (editor_and_translator), Edna H. Hong (editor_and_translator)Paperback

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A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety, this work continues Soren 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.

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  • ISBN13: 9780691020280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780691020280
  • weight: 28
  • ISBN10: 0691020280
  • translations: English
  • language of text: English

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