Papers and Journals

Papers and Journals

A Selection


Introduction by: Alastair Hannay
Translator: Alastair Hannay
Noted by: Alastair Hannay

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445893
  • 704 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • 18 and up

Overview

One of the greatest thinkers of the nineteenth century, Søren Kierkegaard (1814-55) 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’.

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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