Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks, Volume 2
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Søren Kierkegaard

Edited by Niels Jørgen Cappelorn, Alastair Hannay, David Kangas, Bruce H. Kirmmse, Vanessa Rumble, K. Brian Söderquist, and volume editor George Pattison, in cooperation with the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen


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Kierkegaard (1813-55) published an extraordinary number of works during his lifetime, but he left behind nearly as much unpublished writing, most of which consists of what are called his "journals and notebooks."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.

First published in 2008.

Bruce H. Kirmmse of Connecticut College is general editor and K. Brian Söderquist of the University of Copenhagen is associate general editor of Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks. Volume editor George Pattison is at the University of Oxford.