The Sickness Unto Death

The Sickness Unto Death A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening - Kierkegaard's Writings

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A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety, this work continues Søren Kierkegaard's radical and comprehensive analysis of human nature in a spectrum of possibilities of existence. Present here is a remarkable combination of the insight of the poet and the contemplation of the philosopher.



In The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where--in contact with the eternal--anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis--the infinite and the finite--do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.

Book information

ISBN: 9780691020280
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 241.3
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 201
Weight: 318g
Height: 214mm
Width: 141mm
Spine width: 13mm