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Kierkegaard, Søren 1813-1855

Works: 8,908 works in 24,365 publications in 31 languages and 390,408 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Sermons  Controversial literature  Drama  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Dedicatee, Editor, Lyricist, Honoree, Creator, Librettist, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, ed
Classifications: BR100, 198.9
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Kierkegaard's The concept of dread by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

490 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 4,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a translation of the Danish philosopher's 1844 treatise on anxiety, which he claimed could only be overcome through embracing it
Philosophical fragments, or, A fragment of philosophy by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

259 editions published between 1844 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish philosopher's influential work, outlining the distinction between Socratic irony and the leap of faith required for Christian belief, argues that freedom, which cannot be understood or proved, is the necessary condition for Christianity. Also includes the unfinished narrative "Johannes Climacus" in which a man sets out to doubt everything - a critique of Cartesian and Hegelian approaches to philosophy
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

214 editions published between 1846 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 3,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides a sense of personal loss at the death of David F. Swenson on February 11, 1940, I felt dismay that he had left unfinished his translation of the Unscientific Postscript. I had longed to see it published among the first of Kierkegaard's works in English. In the spring of 1935 it did not seem exorbitant to hope that it might be ready for the printer by the end of that year. For in March I learned from Professor Swenson that he had years before "done about two thirds of a rough translation." In 1937/38 he took a sabbatical leave from his university for the sake of finishing this work. Yet after all it was not finished- partly because Professor Swenson was already incapacitated by the illness which eventually resulted in his death; but also because he aimed at a degree of perfection which hardly can be reached by a translator. At one time he expressed to me his suspicion that perhaps, as in the translation of Kant's philosophy, it might require the cooperation of many scholars during several generations before the translation of Kierkegaard's terminology could be definitely settled. I hailed with joy this new apprehension, which promised a speedy conclusion of the work, and in the words of Luther I urged him to "sin boldly."
Either/or by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

69 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 3,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, is a major influence in contemporary existentialist philosophy. In his work he dealt with three levels of existence -- the aesthetic, ethical and religious -- and the first two of these were his primary concern in this first great work. It appears pseudonymously, purporting to contain the papers of two men. One is a young man who, in his aphorisms, essays, lyrical outbursts and the famous "Diary of a seducer", brilliantly presents the pleasures of aesthetic life. The other is an older man, who writes letters discussing marriage and selfhood in which he tries to convince his young friend of the superiority of the ethical life. Kierkegaard indicates no choice between the two views; the reader is left to make his own decision." [Back cover]
Practice in Christianity by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

271 editions published between 1850 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the many works he wrote during 1848, Kierkegaard specified Practice in Christianity as "the most perfect and truest thing." In his reflections on such topics as Christ's invitation to the burdened, the imitatio Christi, the possibility of offense, and the exalted Christ, he takes as his theme the requirement of Christian ideality in the context of divine grace. Addressing clergy and laity alike, Kierkegaard asserts the need for institutional and personal admission of the accommodation of Christianity to the culture and to the individual misuse of grace. As a corrective defense, the book is an attempt to find, ideally, a basis for the established order, which would involve the order's ability to acknowledge the Christian requirement, confess its own distance from it, and resort to grace for support in its continued existence. At the same time the book can be read as the beginning of Kierkegaard's attack on Christendom. Because of the high ideality of the contents and in order to prevent the misunderstanding that he himself represented that ideality, Kierkegaard writes under a new pseudonym, Anti-Climacus.--From publisher's description
Fear and trembling ; Repetition by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

95 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 3,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the significance of the biblical story of the sacrifice of Isaac, and introduces the concept of the absurd
A Kierkegaard anthology by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

40 editions published between 1936 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 2,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selections in this book have been chosen, first, with a view to the only kind of reading which the editor of an anthology has any right to expect; but secondly, in the hope that possibly a few persons may read it through from beginning to end. So read, it gives a picture of Kierkegaard's intellectual and spiritual development from the age of twenty-one (the date of the first passage from the Journals) until his death a little over twenty years later. This picture is traced by the hand of S.K. himself in the excerpts taken from his various works and arranged (with one or two exceptions) in chronological order
The sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakening by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

327 editions published between 1838 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 2,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'sickness' which Kierkegaard's book refers to as 'unto death' is resistance to this belief. It is the inclination to accept that as far as the individual is concerned, death is indeed the end. Now why should Kierkegaard want to call that a sickness? After all, even in his own time there must have been people strong both in might and body who rejected the Christian teaching of sin and salvation, and who faced what they accepted as total extinction with equanimity. And today, of course, even in societies that once proudly professed Christian principles, the rejection of Christian belief--or at least the failure unequivocally to accept it--is the rule rather than the exception. So in what sense can the denial of Christian dogma constitute an illness?
The concept of irony : with constant reference to Socrates by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

145 editions published between 1841 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 2,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het tweede deel van de dissertatie van de Deense filosoof (1813-1855)
Works of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discourses by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

61 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 2,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating, illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love." "This work is marked by Kierkegaard's Socratic awareness of the reader, both as the center of awakened understanding and as the initiator of action. Written to be read aloud, this book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that make such an attentive approach richly rewarding. Works of Love not only serves as an excellent place to begin exploring the writings of Kierkegaard but also rewards many rereadings."--Jacket
Fear and trembling, and the sickness unto death by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

47 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two books comprised in this volume are in greater demand than any other works of Kierkegaard. This preference is a credit to the public taste, for Kierkegaard himself called them "the most perfect books I have written," though in this commendation he included The Concept of Dread, and later stretched it to include Training in Christianity
Christian discourses ; The crisis and a crisis in the life of an actress by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

170 editions published between 1848 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in ordinary language, the work combines simplicity and inwardness with reflection and presents crucial Christian concepts and presuppositions with unusual clarity. Among the discourses are some of Kierkegaard's masterpieces
Kierkegaard's attack upon "Christendom," 1854-1855 by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

40 editions published between 1941 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stages on life's way by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

173 editions published between 1858 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im religionsphilosophischen Denken Kierkegaards spielt die Herausarbeitung verschiedener Typen ethischer und religiöser "Lebensanschauungen" oder "Existenzsphären" eine groe Rolle. In seinem letzten rein religionsphilosophischen Werk, der "Abschlieenden unwissenschaftlichen Nachschrift" (16. Abteilung der "Gesammelten Werke"), unterschied er vier "Existenzsphären": die "aesthetische", die schon im I. Teil von Entweder-Oder in groer Vielfalt dargestellt wurde, eine "ethische" mit nur geringem religiösen Tiefgang und zwei Stufen religiöser Vertiefung; deren erste scheitert bei ihrem Ringen um ein Gottesverhältnis an dem damit verbundenen, nicht verwundenen Schuldbewutsein und bleibt in Schwermut gefangen; erst auf der zweiten, "paradox-religiösen" Stufe wird diese Krise im Erfahren der versöhnenden Gnade Gottes überwunden. Doch ist es der Denkweise Kierkegaards gemä, Typen ethisch-religiöser Einstellungen und Fehlentwicklungen nicht nur abstrakt-begrifflich abzuleiten, sondern in der Vielfalt des Lebens dichterisch darzustellen; das letzte, sehr umfassende Werk mit diesem Ziel sind die "Stadien auf des Lebens Weg". In der ersten der drei hier zusammengefaten Schriften lät er dichterische Gestalten vor allem aus seinen früheren Werken auf einem "Gastmahl der Pseudonyme" Reden auf "das Weib" und "die Liebe" halten und führt so verschiedene Spielarten "aesthetischer Lebensanschauung" vor; mit seinem Wirbel geistreicher, überraschender, oft frivoler Gedanken und Einfälle wie mit dem sehr stimmungsvollen Erzählungsrahmen hat dies Werk immer wieder starken Eindruck gemacht und wird als Gegenstück zu Platos berühmtem Symposion gepriesen. Dagegen stellt er dann ein neues Loblied des aus Entweder/Oder bekannten, hier allerdings "verflachten" Gerichtsrats auf die Ehe, die er damit gegen den Spott der Pseudonyme verteidigt, - ein Musterbild einer soliden "ethischen Lebensanschauung", die jedoch tiefere religiöse Probleme kaum ahnt, wie sie gerade auch mit der Lebensbindung zweier Menschen verbunden sind. Schlielich bietet er in der "Leidensgeschichte" noch einmal ein Beispiel einer zerbrechenden Verlobung (dies Problem hatte er schon in der 1. und 5. Abteilung der "Gesammelten Werke" behandelt); sie scheitert in diesem Fall gerade daran, da der sie durchleidende "Quidam" bei seinem Ringen mit solchen religiösen Problemen in Schwermut gefangen bleibt. Diese Darstellung kommt dem tatsächlichen Erleben Kierkegaards beim Zerbrechen seiner Verlobung sehr viel näher als die beiden früheren, enthält sogar ein Originaldokument seiner eigenen Geschichte, wenn auch der dargestellte "Quidam" das eigentliche religiöse Erleben Kierkegaards nicht erreicht. Besonders gerühmt werden sechs Einlagestücke, in denen Kierkegaard verschiedene Arten religiös bedingter Schwermut dichterisch eindrucksvoll darstellt. Schlielich bietet der fingierte Verfasser dieser "Leidensgeschichte", Frater Taciturnus, der sie in einem umfangreichen Nachwort kommentiert, selbst ein Beispiel eines Menschen, der sich scharfsinnig um die Probleme religiöser Existenz und die Möglichkeiten ihrer dichterischen Darstellung bemüht, jedoch mit der eigenen Existenz an ihrer Grenze stehen bleibt. Seine Gedanken dürfen darum, obwohl Kierkegaard dies Pseudonym bald danach auch in persönlichen Stellungnahmen verwendet hat, nicht als Kierkegaards eigene letzte Überzeugung genommen werden. Diese findet man vielmehr in der Beichtrede der mit den "Stadien" gleichzeitig veröffentlichten "Drei Reden bei gedachten Gelegenheiten" (14. Abteilung der "Gesammelten Werke"); deren Grabrede ist zur Interpretation des Gastmahls der Pseudonyme heranzuziehen, die Traurede zur religiösen Korrektur des "Allerleis über die Ehe" des "Gerichtsrats"
Purity of heart is to will one thing : spiritual preparation for the office of confession by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

55 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although this little book (it can be called an occasional address, yet without having the occasion which produces the speaker and gives him authority, or the occasion which produces the reader and makes him eager to learn) is like a fantasy, like a dream by day as it confronts the relationships of actuality: yet it is not without assurance and not without hope of accomplishing its object. It is in search of that solitary "individual," to whom it wholly abandons itself, by whom it wishes to be received as if it had arisen within his own heart; that solitary "individual" whom with joy and gratitude I call my reader; that solitary "individual" who reads willingly and slowly, who reads over and over again, and who reads aloud- for his own sake. If it finds him, then in the distance of the separation the understanding is perfect, if he retains for himself both the distance and the understanding in the inwardness of appropriation
Diary of a seducer by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

320 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the vast literature of love, The Seducer's Diary is an intricate curiosity--a feverishly intellectual attempt to reconstruct an erotic failure as a pedagogic success, a wound masked as a boast," observes John Updike in his foreword to Sren Kierkegaard's narrative. This work, a chapter from Kierkegaard's first major volume, Either/Or, springs from his relationship with his fiancée, Regine Olsen. Kierkegaard fell in love with the young woman, ten years his junior, proposed to her, but then broke off their engagement a year later. This event affected Kierkegaard profoundly. Olsen became a muse for him, and a flood of volumes resulted. His attempt to set right, in writing, what he feels was a mistake in his relationship with Olsen taught him the secret of "indirect communication." The Seducer's Diary, then, becomes Kierkegaard's attempt to portray himself as a scoundrel and thus make their break easier for her.--from publisher's description
Two ages : the age of revolution and the present age : a literary review by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

99 editions published between 1846 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After deciding to terminate his authorship with the pseudonymous Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Kierkegaard composed reviews as a means of writing without being an author. Two Ages, here presented in a definitive English text, is simultaneously a review and a book in its own right. In it, Kierkegaard comments on the anonymously published Danish novel Two Ages, which contrasts the mentality of the age of the French Revolution with that of the subsequent epoch of rationalism. Kierkegaard commends the author's shrewdness, and his critique builds on the novel's view of the two gen
Sren Kierkegaard's journals and papers by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Past Masters Sren Kierkegaard: Journals and Papers database is an electronic edition of the seven volume Sren Kierkegaard's Journals and Papers, published by Indiana University Press, 1967-1978, edited by Howard V. and Edna H. Hong
Repetition; an essay in experimental psychology by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

150 editions published between 1843 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The love of repetition is in truth the only happy love' So says Constantine Constantius on the first page of Kierkegaard's Repetition. Life itself, according to Kierkegaard's pseudonymous narrator, is a repetition, and in the course of this witty, playful work Constantius explores the nature of love and happiness, the passing of time and the importance of moving forward (and backward). The ironically entitled Philosophical Crumbs pursues the investigation of faith and love and their tense relationship with reason. Written only a year apart, these two works complement each other and give the reader a unique insight into the breadth and substance of Kierkegaard's thought. The first reads like a novel and the second like a Platonic dialogue, but both engage, in different ways, the same challenging issues. These are the first translations to convey the literary quality and philosophical precision of the originals. They were not intended, however, for philosophers, but for anyone who feels drawn to the question of the ultimate truth of human existence and the source of human happiness
Discourses at the Communion on Fridays by Sren Kierkegaard( Book )

46 editions published between 1851 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sren Kierkegaard's 13 communion discourses constitute a distinct genre among the various forms of religious writing composed by Kierkegaard. Originally published at different times and places, Kierkegaard himself believed that these discourses served as a unifying element in his work and were crucial for understanding his religious thought and philosophy as a whole. Written in an intensely personal liturgical context, the communion discourses prepare the reader for participation in this rite by emphasizing the appropriate posture for forgiveness of sins and confession." -- Publisher's description
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Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript
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Afham, William 1813-1855


Anti-Climacus 1813-1855


Boekbinder, Hilarius 1813-1855

Bogbinder, Hilarius 1813-1855

Buchbinder, Hilarius

Buchbinder, Hilarius 1813-1855

Chʻi-kʻo-kuo 1813-1855

Climacus I. 1813-1855

Climacus, Iohannes pseud

Climacus , Johannes

Climacus Johannes 1813-1855

Constantin Constantinus.

Constantin Constantius

Constantin Constantius 1813-1855

Constantinus, Constantin.

Constantinus, Constantin 1813-1855

Constantius , Constantin

Constantius Constantin 1813-1855

Constantius, Constantine

De Silentio, Johannes.

Eremita, Victor

Eremita Victor 1813-1855

Eremita, Viktor

Eremita, Viktor 1813-1855

Godthaab, A.B.C.D.E.F. 1813-1855

H. H

H., H., 1813-1855

H. H. (Soeren Kierkegaard)

Hafniensis, Vigilius 1813-1855

Haufniensis, Vigilius

Haufniensis Vigilius 1813-1855

Hilarius Bogbinder 1813-1855

Hilarius relieur

Inter et Inter

Inter et Inter 1813-1855

Ioannes Climacus 1813-1855

Johannes Anti-Climacus

Johannes, Climacus

Johannes Climacus 1813-1855

Johannes de Silentio

Johannes de Silentio 1813-1855

K'erkegor 1813-1855

K'erkegor, Seren

Kʹerkegor, Sren 1813-1855


Kierkegaard, .. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, P. CH. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, S.

Kierkegaard S. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard S. A. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, S ren

Kierkegaard, S. (Sren), 1813-1855

Kierkegaard , Severino

Kierkegaard Severino 1813-1855

Kierkegaard , Soeren

Kierkegaard Soeren 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Soeren Aabye

Kierkegaard, Sren

Kierkegaard, Sren 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Sren A. 1813-1855

Kierkegaard , Sren Aabye

Kierkegaard Sren Aabye 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, Sren (Sren Aabye), 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, St́ren 1813-1855

Kierkegaard, St́ren A. 1813-1855

K'i︠e︡rkegor, Sʹoren 1813-1855

Kirkajurd, Surin

Kīrkajūrd, Sūrīn 1813-1855

Kirkegaard, Soeren

Kirkegaard, Soeren 1813-1855

Kirkegor, Seren

Kirkegor, Seren 1813-1855

Ḳirḳegor, Sern 1813-1855

Kirkegors, Sērens 1813-1855

Kirukegōru, Sren 1813-1855

Kjerkegaard, S. 1813-1855

Kjerkegor, Seren

Kjerkegor, Seren 1813-1855

K'jerkegor Sren

Kʻo-erh-kʻai-ko-erh 1813-1855

Minor, Petrus

Minor, Petrus 1813-1855

Nicolaus Notabene 1813-1855

Notabene , Nicolaus

Notabene, Nicolaus 1813-1855

Notabene, Nikolaus 1813-1855

Petrus Minor

Sērens Kjerkegors

Severinus Kierkegaard

Silentio, Johanns de

Silentio, Johannes de 1813-1855

Sren Aabye Kierkegaard

Sren Kierkegaard Danes a pilosopo

Sren Kierkegaard dnischer Philosoph, Essayist, Theologe und religiser Schriftsteller

Sren Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism

Sren Kierkegaard dnsk filosof a teolog

Sren Kierkegaard Deens filosoof

Sren Kierkegaard duński teolog i filozof

Sren Kierkegaard crivain, thologien protestant et philosophe danois

Sren Kierkegaard filosofo, teologo e scrittore danese

Sren Kierkegaard prolfico filsofo y telogo dans del siglo XIX

Sorn Kyerkeqor

Sūrīn Kīrkajūrd 1813-1855

Taciturnus, Frater 1813-1855

Victor Eremita

Victor, Eremita 1813-1855

Vigilius Haufniensis

Vigilius Haufniensis 1813-1855

Viktor Eremita

Σαίρεν Κίρκεγκωρ

Анти-Климакус 1813-1855

Вигилий Хауфниенсий 1813-1855

Виктор Эремита 1813-1855

Керкегор С. 1813-1855

Керкегор, Серен 1813-1855

Киргегард 1813-1855

Киргегард С. 1813-1855

Киргегард, Сэрен 1813-1855

Киркегард С. 1813-1855

Киркегард, Сэрен 1813-1855

Киркегор 1813-1855 С.

Киркегор, Сёрен 1813-1855

Кирхегардт, Сэрен 1813-1855

Климакус Й. 1813-1855

Климакус, Йоханнес 1813-1855

Константин Констанций 1813-1855

Констанций К. 1813-1855

Констанций, Константин 1813-1855

Кьеркегор С. 1813-1855

Кьеркегор С. О. 1813-1855

Кьеркегор, Сёрен

Кьеркегор, Сёрен 1813-1855

Сeрен Кјеркегор дански филозоф

Сёрен Кьеркегор

Сёрен Кьеркегор Датский философ, протестантский теолог и писатель.

Серен К'єркегор

Серен Кјеркегор

Сёрэн Абю К’еркегор

Сёрэн Абю К'еркегор

Силенцио И. де 1813-1855

Сьорен Киркегор

Սյորեն Կիերկեգոր

סרן קירקגור

‏קירקגור, הדני סרן.

קירקגור, סורן

קירקגור, סירן

קירקגור, סירן 1855־1813

קירקגור, סרן

קירקגור, סרן 1813-1855

קירקגורד, סרן 1813־1855

سورن کییرکگور نویسنده، الهی‌دان، شاعر، و فیلسوف دانمارکی

سورين كيركاجرد، 1813-1855

سورين كيركغور

سۆرێن کیەرکێگۆر


كيركجرد، سورين، 1813-1855

كيركجور، سرن، 1813-1855

كيركجور، سورن، 1813-1855

كيركجورد، سورين، 1813-1855

सोरेन किर्केगार्द

সারেন কিয়েরকেগর

ਸੋਰੇਨ ਕਿਰਕੇਗਾਰਦ

സോറൻ കീർക്കെഗാഡ്

เซอเรน เคียร์เคอกอร์

სიორენ კირკეგორი

쇠렌 키르케고르

ሶረን ኬርከጋርድ


キェルケゴール, セーレン

キルケゴール, ゼーレン

キルケゴール, セーレン・オービュイ


克尓凯郭尓 1813-1855


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Philosophical fragments, or, A fragment of philosophyKierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscriptEither/orPractice in ChristianityFear and trembling ; RepetitionA Kierkegaard anthologyThe sickness unto death : a Christian psychological exposition for upbuilding and awakeningThe concept of irony : with constant reference to Socrates