Sickness Unto Death
It might sound ridiculous, but I find this book to be the greatest self-help book ever written. Its important ...more
The first despair is that “which is ignorant of being in despair, or the despairing ignorance of havin ...more
وی سپس انواع بیماری نومیدی را شرح می دهد ودربار ...more
2013 is the bicentennial of Kierkegaard's birth. He probably would have not wanted you to know that, but he has plenty more things to let you know.
They call him the "Father of Existentialism". You know you're asking for trouble when trying to writ ...more
14 October 2013
This book seems to simply ramble on with only a vague structure to it. The reason I say a vague structure is because the first part deals with despair and the second part deals with the nature of sin. However within both parts Kierkegaard doesn't seem to actually be moving in any specific direction, nor does he seem to come to any particular conclusion – if I were marking this as an essay, I would probably give it good marks in relation to conte ...more
حروف چینی و علامت گذاری و ویراستاری هم افتضاح بودن. جاهایی حتا کلمات رو اشتباه نوشته بودن، در نتیجه معنای جمله، کاملاً عکس اون چیزی می شد که نویسنده می خواست بگه و این رو متوجه نمی شدی، مگر بعد از دو صفحه با گیجی و سردرگمی پیش رفتن.
دوم این که کتاب، نوشته ی یک فیلسوف هگلیه. یعنی ...more
Despair, says Kierkegaard, ...more
It is, first, a precursor of modern psychoanalysis, exploring the idea of despair as a lack of self-understanding and self-acceptance. Anticipating Freud's 'unconscious mind,' Kierkegaard claims that v ...more
Here we see his iterative definition of the self,
The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but that the relati ...more
I read "Fear and Trembling" before college (or at least my second and successful attempt at college). I really loved it. But on the other hand, I have a difficult relatio ...more
The Disrupted “Self” as a Cause of All Despair
According to Kierkegaard’s work “The Sickness unto Death”
Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish writer who lived in the 19th century. During his lifetime Kierkegaard published numerous works which have come to represent the earliest form of philosophical existentialism. Well before Nietzsche and Sartre, Kierkegaard was less concerned about provin...more
"umutsuzluğun özü yaşamın hiçbir şey olmamasıdır."
Kitap müthişti. Bu kadar etkileneceğimi hiç tahmin etmeden başlamıştım. Kısacık gibi görünse de bir süre sonra daha yavaş okumak düşünmek ve içselleştirmek istiyorsunuz. Umutsuzluğun hayatın içinde, Tanrının da insanın içinde varolduğu gerçeği ile yaptığımız yapacağımız her şeyin ve işleyeceğimiz tüm günahların bizi umutsuzluk içinde bırakmasıyla ...more
This work introduced mesmerizing Kierkegaardean doctrines to me such as the self being the relations relating to itself, which ultimately must find its relating relationship to itself in the Being who grounded it ...more
Så ingen karakter, kun tekst.
Bogen er fantastisk, uanset om man er religiøs eller ej. Det er et af Kierkegaards psykologiske værker, og vi kommer virkelig med i sindets dybder, når han definerer ...more
The dour Dane definitely made some astute observations about the nature of despair - and I especially like the one on the difference between youths and adults: "The youth despairs over the future as the present in futuro [in the future]; there is something in the future that he is not willing to take upon himself, and ...more
However, the introduction in this edition is pretty bad. I couldn't help wondering what Kierkegaard woul ...more
He gives voice to the psychological underpinnings of so much of what is wrong about my own practice of Christianity and participation in "Christendom" yet does so graciously, albeit in philosophical binary code.
The first part of this work ("The Sickness Unto Death is Despair") is one of the most transformative pieces of Christian philosophical writing (or any kind of writing) that I have ever read. Here Kierkegaard explores the tensions that lie at the heart of the human condition--and the heart of Christianity--and in doing so seems to lay bare my own soul. I am convicted, and convinced again to follow aft ...more
There's really no way to read this book as anything other than a description of how Christian existentialism (I gues ...more
We are all in despair whether we know it or not. Makes you ponder...
“Whether you are man or woman, rich or poor, dependent or free, happy or unhappy; whether you bore in your elevation the splendor of the crown or in humble obscurity only the toil and heat of the day; whether your name will be remembered for as long as the world lasts, and so will have been remembered as long as it lasted, or you are without a name and run namelessly with the ...more
No wonder Sweden hated Denmark until recently.
The quintessential 'brooding Dane' makes Hamlet seem like Milton Berle.
He makes Aristotle and Plato seem relevant in comparison.
Not recommended for anyone who has something constructive to do or works with sharp objects.