For over a century, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been on the middle of a few very important discussions, bearing on not just philosophy and theology, but in addition, extra lately, fields akin to social inspiration, psychology, and modern aesthetics, particularly literary theory.
regardless of his quite brief existence, Kierkegaard was once an awfully prolific author, as attested to by means of the 26-volume Princeton collage Press version of all of his released writings. yet Kierkegaard left at the back of approximately as a lot unpublished writing, such a lot of which is composed of what are known as his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has lengthy been famous as one among history's nice magazine keepers, yet purely really small parts of his journals and notebooks are what we frequently comprehend via the time period "diaries." via a ways the better a part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks contains reflections on a myriad of subjects--philosophical, non secular, political, own. learning his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, the place we will be able to see his complete universe of proposal. we will be able to witness the genesis of his released works, to be sure--but we will additionally see complete galaxies of ideas, new insights, and fragments, huge and small, of in part (or virtually totally) accomplished yet unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks allows us to work out the philosopher in discussion along with his occasions and with himself.
quantity four of this 11-volume sequence comprises the 1st 5 of Kierkegaard's recognized "NB" journals, which include, as well as an exceptional many reflections on his personal existence, a wealth of options on theological issues, in addition to on Kierkegaard's occasions, together with political advancements and the day-by-day press.
Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column structure, one for his preliminary entries and the second one for the wide marginal reviews that he further later. This variation of the journals reproduces this layout, contains a number of images of unique manuscript pages, and includes huge scholarly observation at the a number of entries and at the background of the manuscripts being reproduced.