Fear and Trembling/Repetition : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 6

Fear and Trembling/Repetition : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 6


Presented right here in a brand new translation, with a ancient advent via the translators, Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the main poetic and private of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. released in 1843 and written lower than the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books display Kierkegaard's transmutation of the non-public into the lyrically religious.

Each paintings makes use of as some extent of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that unmarried individual." From this starting Fear and Trembling turns into an exploration of the religion that transcends the moral, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This religion, which persists within the face of the absurd, is rewarded ultimately through the go back of all that the trustworthy one is prepared to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the main profound implications of solidarity of personhood and of id inside swap, starting with the ironic tale of a tender poet who can't satisfy the moral claims of his engagement a result of attainable effects of his marriage. The poet eventually despairs of repetition (renewal) within the moral sphere, as does his consultant and buddy Constantius within the aesthetic sphere. The e-book ends with Constantius' intimation of a 3rd form of repetition--in the spiritual sphere.

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