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The Journals and Notebooks of Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard
Bruce Kirmmse, Connecticut College

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Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, Volume II, Part I: Loose Papers, 1830-1843 (Book)
Title: Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, Volume II, Part I: Loose Papers, 1830-1843
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
Editor: Bruce H. Kirmmse, General Editor
Editor: Niels Jørgen Cappelørn
Editor: Alastair Hannay
Editor: David D. Possen
Editor: Joel D. S. Rasmussen
Editor: Vanessa Rumble
Abstract: Danish thinker Søren Kierkegaard (1813–55) has long been at the center of important discussions in philosophy and theology and more recently, in social thought, psychology, aesthetics, and literary theory. Despite his short life, Kierkegaard was a prolific writer. The Princeton University Press edition of all of his published writings numbers 26 volumes. But he left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of what are called his “journals and notebooks.” Only small portions of these are “diaries.” The greater part of Kierkegaard’s journals and notebooks consists of reflections on many subjects—philosophical, religious, political, personal. His journals and notebooks reflect his entire universe of thought, the genesis of his published works, concepts, new insights, and fragments of partially (or almost entirely) completed but unpublished works. Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column format, one for initial entries and the second for comments added later. This edition reproduces this format, includes several photographs of original manuscript pages, and contains extensive scholarly commentary on the entries and on the history of the manuscripts reproduced. Volume 11, Part 1 presents papers that were found, carefully sorted and stored by Kierkegaard himself, in his apartment after his death. These papers, many of which have never before been published in English, provide a window into Kierkegaard’s life and creativity from his formative years, through his studies at the university, and up to the publication of Either/Or. Include are his studies in biblical exegesis; his reading of theologians such as Schleiermacher and Baader; his concern with aesthetic matters; a consideration of the Faust legend; his first, trial sermon, delivered at the Pastoral Seminary; his views on political journalism in the 1830s; and a group of papers he titled “The First Rudiments of Either/Or. The Green Book. Some Particulars that were not Used.”
Year: 2019
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780691188799
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes