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The Two Ages (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 14)

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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," ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 1st 1978 by Princeton University Press
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Dewi Michellia
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Two Ages: A Literary Review adalah ulasan dan respons S. Kierkegaard atas novel Thomasine Christine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvard berjudul Two Ages, yang dipublikasikan pada 30 Maret 1846, setelah terbitnya karya pseudonim Kierkegaard, J. Climacus, yang berjudul Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Teks ini membahas mengenai tegangan antara era revolusi dan era sekarang. Era revolusi (revolutionary age), lebih spesifik merujuk pada Era Revolusi Prancis, dikatakannya sebagai era yang penuh gejolak dan ...more
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Two Ages is a review of a novel which depicts the impacts of the French Revolution and following era on everyday life. Part I is a synopsis of the novel. Part II is "an esthetic interpretation" of the novel. The real fun is in Part III, where Kierkegaard goes on (what is for him) an extended rant about the changing times.

The present age with its flashes of enthusiasm alternating with apathetic indolence, which at most likes to joke, comes very close to being comical; but anyone who understands t
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Søren Aabye Kierkegaard was a prolific 19th century Danish philosopher and theologian. Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark. Much of his work deals with religious themes such as faith in God, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and theology, and the emotions and feelings of ...more
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