Papers And Journals: A Selection

Paperback | November 1, 1996

bySoren KierkegaardTranslated byAlastair HannayIntroduction byAlastair Hannay

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One of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century, Søren Kierkegaard often expressed himself through pseudonyms and disguises. Taken from his personal writings, these private reflections reveal the development of his own thought and personality, from his time as a young student to the deep later internal conflict that formed the basis for his masterpiece of duality Either/Or and beyond. Expressing his beliefs with a freedom not seen in works he published during his lifetime, Kierkegaard here rejects for the first time his father's conventional Christianity and forges the revolutionary idea of the "leap of faith" required for true religious belief. A combination of theoretical argument, vivid natural description and sharply honed wit, the Papers and Journals reveal to the full the passionate integrity of his lifelong efforts "to find a truth which is truth for me."

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Soren Kierkegaard was among the world’s most dynamic and inspiring thinkers. Mingling philosophical and theoretical argument, evocative natural description and deft wit, Papers and Journals: A Selection reveals his personality and evolving ideas through private reflections and reactions to surrounding events, literature and people....

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One of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century, Søren Kierkegaard often expressed himself through pseudonyms and disguises. Taken from his personal writings, these private reflections reveal the development of his own thought and personality, from his time as a young student to the deep later internal conflict that formed the b...

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Drawn from Kierkegaard’s private papers and journals, this meticulously edited volume of philosophical musings, theoretical arguments, and descriptions of everyday life sheds light on the conflicts that gave birth to his radical observations on the nature of choice, offers insights into his rejection of conventional Christianity and th...

S¢ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of seven children. His childhood was unhappy, clouded by the religious fervour of his father, and the death of his mother, his sisters and two brothers. Educated at the School of Civic Virtue, he went on study theology, liberal arts and science at university, gaining a re...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 7.77 × 5.09 × 1.6 inPublished:November 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Table of Contents

Papers and Journals: A Selection Translator's Preface
1834-1836: The First Journal Entries and Their Background
1837-1839: Setting the Stage
1840-1845: Berlin and the First Round
1846-1847: Out of the Cloister
1848-1849: The Widening of the Rift
1850-1853: Preparing for the Fight
1854-1855: The Attack
Postscript: The End of the Beginning
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Soren Kierkegaard was among the world’s most dynamic and inspiring thinkers. Mingling philosophical and theoretical argument, evocative natural description and deft wit, Papers and Journals: A Selection reveals his personality and evolving ideas through private reflections and reactions to surrounding events, literature and people. Here, Kierkegaard follows the conflict, which produced Either/OR, and rejects his father’s conservative Christianity, creating the concept of the leap of faith. Alastair Hannay provides a wide-ranging view of Kierkegaard’s life and work in a single volume.