Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) published an extraordinary number of works during his lifetime, but he left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks."
Volume 2 of this 11-volume edition of Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks includes materials from 1836 to 1846, a period that takes Kierkegaard from his student days to the peak of his activity as an author. In addition to containing hundreds of Kierkegaard's reflections on philosophy, theology, literature, and his own personal life, these journals are the seedbed of many ideas and passages that later surfaced in Either/Or, Repetition, Fear and Trembling, Philosophical Fragments, The Concept of Anxiety, Stages on Life's Way, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, and a number of Edifying Discourses.
"For all of his lyricism, many of Kierkegaard’s works project themselves as an impenetrable fortress of abstractions. These magnificently translated journals are a tunnel beneath the moat of that fortress. They capture the unpackaged and unbuttoned Kierkegaard and thus provide a stimulus to anyone intent on understanding a religious author who could well be reckoned a Luther of Lutheranism."--Gordon Marino, Christian Century
"These new critical editions do an excellent job of making Kierkegaard’s journals and notebooks available in all their richness."--Brian Gregor, Elizabeth C. Shaw and Staff
Table of Contents:
Journal EE 1
Journal FF 67
Journal GG 109
Journal HH 115
Journal JJ 133
Journal KK 289
Notes for Journal EE 353
Notes for Journal FF I 393
Notes for Journal GG I 429
Notes for Journal HH 437
Notes for Journal JJ 451
Notes for Journal KK 585
Selected Variants for Volume 1 627
Other Princeton books by or about Søren Kierkegaard:
- Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks
Bruce H. Kirmmse, General Editor.
Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelørn, Alastair Hannay, Bruce H. Kirmmse, David D. Possen, Joel D. S. Rasmussen, Vanessa Rumble & K. Brian Söderquist, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen.