Fear and Trembling

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Penguin, May 30, 2006 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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Regarded as the father of Existentialism, Kierkegaard transformed philosophy with his conviction that we must all create our own nature; in this great work of religious anxiety, he argues that a true understanding of God can only be attained by making a personal "leap of faith."


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This wasn't by Hunter S. Thompson like I thought but still pretty good. Scary! Uncle Stevie would have been proud. Read full review

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Kierkegaard's observations about the relationship between our assessment of the character and actions of Abraham and our notions of how a relationship with the divine interacts with our ethical ... Read full review


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Preamble from the Heart
Problema I
Problema III

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S¢ren Kierkegaard (1813-55) was born in Denmark and wrote on a wide variety of themes, including religion, psychology, and literature. He is remembered for his philosophy, which was influential in the development of 20th century existentialism.

Alastair Hannay is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo. He is co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to Kierkegaard and has translated Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, The Sickness unto Death, Either/Or, and Papers and Journals for Penguin Classics

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