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Sygdommen til DÃÂ¸den. En christelig psychologisk - KIERKEGAARD, SÃÂ¸ren - 1849. 
KjÃÂ¸benhavn: C. A. Reitzel, 1849. First edition. Very Good. First Edition of Kierkegaard?s Brilliant ?Sickness unto Death? KIERKEGAARD, SÃÂ¸ren. Sygdommen til DÃÂ¸den. En christelig psychologisk Udvikling til Opbyggelse og OpvÃÂ¦kkelse. Af Anti-Climacus. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard (The Sickness unto Death. A Christian psychological exposition for edification and awakening. By Anit-Climacus. Translated by S. Kierkegaard). Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1849. 1 blank leaf + TP + [i]-[ii] = Forord + [iii]-[iv] = Indhold + half-title + -136 1 blank leaf, Octavo. First Edition. Himmelstrup 119.The philosophical furthering of his Concept of Dread, this work takes the issue of anxiety beyond the earlier psychological considerations, and engages with the spiritual nature of despair. While anxiety is generated in the encounter with circumstances and is related to the ethical, despair is the anxiety which results from contemplating the eternal.This sickness unto death is marked by the concept of despair. According to Kierkegaard, an individual is "in despair" if he does not align himself with God or God's plan for the self. In this way he loses his self, which Kierkegaard defines as the "relation's relating itself to itself in the relation." Kierkegaard defines humanity as the tension between the "finite and infinite", and the "possible and the necessary", and is identifiable with the dialectical balancing act between these opposing features, the relation. While humans are inherently reflective and self-conscious beings, to become a true self one must not only be conscious of the self but also be conscious of being created by a higher being, God. When one either denies this Self or the Self's creator, one is in despair.CONDITION: Very good+. Quarter-leather with marbled boards, light cracking along hinges. Decorated and lettered in gilt along spine. Pages spotted. Ink name to front free endpaper and title page. Overall, a very desirable copy of this tremendously important work in the history of modern philosophy and existentialism. CONDITION: Very good+. Quarter-leather with marbled boards, light cracking along hinges. Decorated and lettered in gilt along spine. Pages spotted. Ink name to front free endpaper and title page. Overall, a very desirable copy of this tremendously important work in the history of modern philosophy and existentialism.PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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