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By Søren Kierkegaard

ISBN-10: 1400848792

ISBN-13: 9781400848799

"Why I quite a bit favor autumn to spring is that during the fall one seems to be at heaven--in the spring on the earth."--Søren Kierkegaard

The father of existentialism, Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) was once a thinker who may write like an angel. With just a sentence or , he may possibly plumb the depths of the human spirit. during this selection of a few 800 quotations, the reader will locate extraordinary bon mots subsequent to phrases of life-changing energy. Drawing from the authoritative Princeton variants of Kierkegaard's writings, this ebook offers a wide choice of his wit and knowledge, in addition to a stimulating creation to his lifestyles and work.

Organized by means of subject, this quantity covers outstanding Kierkegaardian issues similar to nervousness, depression, lifestyles, irony, and the absurd, but in addition erotic love, the clicking, busyness, and the comedian. right here readers will come upon either recognized quotations ("Life has to be understood backward. yet then one forgets the opposite precept, that it has to be lived forward") and imprecise ones ("Beware fake prophets who come to you in wolves' garments yet inwardly are sheep--i.e., the phrasemongers"). those that spend time in those pages will detect the author who stated, "my grief is my castle," yet who additionally taught that "the top safety opposed to hypocrisy is love."

Illuminating and pleasant, this attractive publication additionally offers a considerable portrait of 1 of the main influential of contemporary thinkers.

• Gathers a few 800 quotations
• Drawn from the authoritative Princeton versions of Kierkegaard's writings
• comprises an advent, a short account and timeline of Kierkegaard's existence, a advisor to additional interpreting, and an index

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WL, p. 6) This insight about locking ourselves out of love applies at two levels; it speaks to our relationships with others but primarily for Kier­ke­gaard with locking ourselves out of our God relationship. I have heard this sort of remark before, sometimes from my own lips: “Religion and all this talk of God is a basically a bunch of ghost stories. ” For fear of being deceived and not getting the most out of life, every Doubting Thomas is hoodwinked, for again, you can be deceived by refusing to believe what is true just as easily as you can by being taken in by what is false.

Hong. Princeton University Press, 1997. The Concept of Irony: With Continual Reference to Socrates, edited and translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong. Princeton University Press, 1992. The Corsair Affair, by Søren Kier­ke­gaard, edited and translated by Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong. Princeton University Press, 1982. Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, edited and translated by Howard V. lviii Sources and Abbreviations EO,1 EO,2 EUD FSE FT/R JN JP LD P PC Hong and Edna H.

If a person does not do what is right at the very second he knows it—then, first of all, knowing simmers down. Next comes the question of how willing appraises what is known. (SUD, p. 94) Here we have the tripartite model of the self that we find in Plato, Aristotle, and Freud. The understanding and the will are about to enter into a dialogue, but xxxiv Introduction Willing is dialectical and has under it the entire lower nature of man.  . (SUD, p. 94) And now the warning: [B]ut the lower nature’s power lies in stretching things out.

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