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The Sickness Unto Death

A Christian Psychological Exposition of Edification and Awakening by Anti-Climacus

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The Sickness Unto Death by Soren Kierkegaard
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The Sickness Unto Death is famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insights. Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of 'despair', alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak abandonment - including some that may seem just the opposite - and offering a much-discussed formula for the eradication of despair. This late work was hugely influential upon twentieth-century philosophers including Jaspers, Sartre and Camus and it can be regarded as one of the key works of theistic existentialist thought.

Author Biography

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 reputation for his academic brilliance and extravagant social life. He began to criticize Christianity, and in 1841 broke off his engagement to concentrate on his writing. Over the next ten years he produced a flood of works, in particular twelve major philosophical essays, many written under noms de plume. By the end of his life he had become an object of public ridicule, but he is now enjoying increasing acclaim. Alastair Hannay was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, the University of Edinburgh and University College London. In 1961 he became a resident of Norway and is now Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo.
Release date NZ
March 30th, 1989
Contributor
Translated by Alastair Hannay
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
208
Dimensions
129x198x12
ISBN-13
9780140445336
Product ID
1660462

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