bookmarking for notes on anxiety in kierkegaard


There’s been  a gap of some weeks since I last posted in a series of very close commentaries on Søren Kierkegaard’s 1844 The Concept of Anxiety, published under the pseudonym of Vigilius Haufniensis. The aim is to get to the end of the book, but in 8 posts I’d only covered opening material and the first four paragraphs of the Introduction. I hope to speed up so that posting on the whole book becomes a more contained project, and not a life time labour. The fifth paragraph of the Introduction is a lot less intense. Kierkegaard; simply suggesting that the preceding paragraphs are too complicated for the book, which is certainly supported by my posts attempting to untangle them. The justification offered for them is that what applies in a greater realm applies in the lesser realm where mistakes are also damaging. This may be a reference to Kierkegaard’s…

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