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    The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition of Edification and Awakening by Anti-Climacus (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Sören Kierkegaard, Translated by Alastair Hannay

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    DescriptionOne of the most remarkable philosophical works of the nineteenth century, "The Sickness Unto Death" is also famed for the depth and acuity of its modern psychological insights. Writing under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus, Kierkegaard explores the concept of 'despair', alerting readers to the diversity of ways in which they may be described as living in this state of bleak abandonment - including some that may seem just the opposite - and offering a much-discussed formula for the eradication of despair. With its penetrating account of the self, this late work by Kierkegaard was hugely influential upon twentieth-century philosophers including Karl Jaspers, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. "The Sickness unto Death" can be regarded as one of the key works of theistic existentialist thought - a brilliant and revelatory answer to one man's struggle to fill the spiritual void.


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    Title
    The Sickness Unto Death
    Subtitle
    A Christian Psychological Exposition of Edification and Awakening by Anti-Climacus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sören Kierkegaard, Translated by Alastair Hannay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 18 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140445336
    ISBN 10: 0140445331
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: REL012000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    Abridged Dewey: 248
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    DC22: 248
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
    B&T General Subject: 610
    BIC subject category V2: HPCF3
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 241.3
    BISAC V2.8: PHI006000
    BIC subject category V2: HPCD
    LC classification: BT715 .K5313 1989
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: BT715, BT715.K531
    Thema V1.0: QRAB, QDH, QDHR5
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 August 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of seven children. His childhood was unhappy, clouded by the religious fervour of his father, and the death of his mother, his sisters and two brothers. Educated at the School of Civic Virtue, he went on study theology, liberal arts and science at university, gaining a reputation for his academic brilliance and extravagant social life. He began to criticize Christianity, and in 1841 broke off his engagement to concentrate on his writing. Over the next ten years he produced a flood of works, in particular twelve major philosophical essays, many written under noms de plume. By the end of his life he had become an object of public ridicule, but he is now enjoying increasing acclaim. Alastair Hannay was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, the University of Edinburgh and University College London. In 1961 he became a resident of Norway and is now Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo.