By Kierkegaard, Søren; Kierkegaard, Sren; Buben, Adam; Stokes, Patrick; Kierkegaard, Søren
Few philosophers have dedicated such sustained, nearly obsessive awareness to the subject of loss of life as Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard and demise brings jointly new paintings on Kierkegaard's multifaceted discussions of dying and offers a radical consultant to the improvement, in a variety of texts and contexts, of Kierkegaard’s rules bearing on demise. Essays through a world staff of students take in crucial themes equivalent to death to the realm, dwelling loss of life, immortality, suicide, mortality and subjectivity, demise and the which means of existence, remembrance of the lifeless, and the query of the afterlife. whereas bringing Kierkegaard's philosophy of loss of life into concentration, this quantity connects Kierkegaard with very important debates in modern philosophy.
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In The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard does not sound 31 the self ’s depths by plumbing its “dark genesis” but by understanding the 32 structures of its relations to itself, to its surrounding reality, and to God. In 33 declaring that ultimately despair is sin, that it designates a misrelationship 34 between the self and the transcendent source of its being, that it represents 35 a failure by the self to fulfill its ontologically grounded destiny, and thus 36 constitutes a living death, Kierkegaard connects himself to the “cosmic 37 outlook” Taylor associates with premodernity.
3), ed. Roman Králik, Abrahim H. Khan, Peter Šajda, Jamie Turnbull, and Andrew J. Burgess, pp. 58–71 (Šaˇla, Slovakia: Kierkegaard Society of Slovakia/Kierkegaard Circle, University of Toronto, 2008); Jon Stewart, A History of Hegelianism in Golden Age Denmark Tome I: The Heiberg Period: 1824–1836 (Copenhagen: C. A. Reitzel, 2007), pp. 37–53, 222–27, 542; and Tamara Monet Marks, “Kierkegaard’s ‘New Argument’ for Immortality,” Journal of Religious Ethics 38, no. 1 (January 2010): pp. 143–86. 18.
Without modern medical interventions, both men would have quickly died, but both experience their medically prolonged lives as living deaths. Ramon Sampedro’s campaign to die is the focus of “The Sea Inside,” and one of Jean-Dominique Bauby’s first messages when he establishes communications by blinking his eyelid is to ask to die. Why this shared sense that life as a paralytic is worse than death? Part of the answer is their exuberant love of their prior active, creative, connected, and (by very different standards) successful lives.
Kierkegaard and death by Kierkegaard, Søren; Kierkegaard, Sren; Buben, Adam; Stokes, Patrick; Kierkegaard, Søren