Kierkegaard: An Essential Introduction

Kierkegaard An Essential Introduction Best single source on Kierkegaard I ve seen Excellent short biography of his life and family Fantastic explanation of how to approach Kierkegaard s ideas I did spend a lot of time on the Danish philos

  • Title: Kierkegaard: An Essential Introduction
  • Author: Michael Watts
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  • Page: 307
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Best single source on Kierkegaard I ve seen Excellent short biography of his life and family Fantastic explanation of how to approach Kierkegaard s ideas I did spend a lot of time on the Danish philosopher s work as a graduate student particularly Fear and Trembling and I do wish that I had had this at the time Austin Cline, online review at atheism.about full Best single source on Kierkegaard I ve seen Excellent short biography of his life and family Fantastic explanation of how to approach Kierkegaard s ideas I did spend a lot of time on the Danish philosopher s work as a graduate student particularly Fear and Trembling and I do wish that I had had this at the time Austin Cline, online review at atheism.about full review at atheism.about od bookrevie A reader s delight his presentation of Kierkegaard s thought is crystalline, concise, and compelling Michael Watts has succeeded in presenting the nuanced and multilayered thought of Kierkegaard in a very readable manner review in Review of Metaphysics , Vol 58 3 , March 2005 pp 689 by Roy Martinez, professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Spelman College.Clarifies in crystal clear, jargon free, highly readable prose, Kierkegaard s use of pseudonym, irony, humour and parable, and all the core themes of Kierkegaard s writings that best exemplify the essence of his work his thoughts on anxiety, despair, subjective truth and faith, and the purpose of life Widely endorsed by eminent professors of philosophy, it is a perfect choice for students of Kierkegaard and for complete newcomers No other introduction provides such an in depth analysis of Fear and Trembling, the central work of Kierkegaard s authorship, and such a comprehensive coverage of his understanding of death awareness, which he regarded as a prerequisite for true spiritual development Embedded in the pages of this book are ideas that are as relevant today to the fundamental concerns of our modern existence, as they were during Kierkegaard s time metaphors and truths of existence that when experienced subjectively, will overwhelm and enlighten receptive readers with insights that can lead to genuine inner transformation and profound personal growth About the Author Philosophy Publications 1 The Philosophy of Heidegger, Acumen Publishing, Durham 2011 2 Kierkegaard, Oneworld Publications, Oxford 2003 3 Heidegger A Beginner s Guide, Hodder and Stoughton Educational, London, 2001 4 Heidegger A Beginner s Guide, Spanish Language Edition Heidegger Guia para Jovenes, Logues Ediciones, Madrid 2003 5 Heidegger A Beginner s Guide, Korean Language Edition Korean Translation Joong Ang Inc Seoul, 2006 Psychology Publications 6 Doodle Interpretation A Beginner s Guide, Hodder and Stoughton Educational, London 2000 7 Lovescript What Handwriting Reveals About Love Romance, St Martins Griffin, New York, 1996 8 The Naked Hand Sexuality Revealed Through Handwriting, Headline Book Publishing, London 1995 9 Graphology What Your Handwriting Reveals About You, Your Friends and Your Enemies, Simon Schuster, New York 1991 Michael Watts graduated with honors in 1980 in Experimental Psychology, Sussex University, UK Continuing with post graduate research in Graphology, he became a personnel consultant for companies worldwide, and in 1983 assisted the Security Commission in Whitehall.Writing for numerous magazines and national newspapers in the UK and USA, he has also been a frequent guest on radio and television ITV, BBC and Sky News channels.An independent scholar and writer, his specialist interests are in philosophy, in particular in the practical application of East Asian thinking and Western Existentialism.

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    • I've read a few of of Kierkegaard's books and I've read some commentary. What this book did for me was to integrate Kierkegaard's use of pseudonyms , his irony and humor with his complicated relationships with his father, brother and, most interestingly , Regina the love of his life.A monied man, Kierkegaard lived a life in which he rarely dealt with economic issues. He spent his mornings walking among the citizens of Copenhagen and he spent the afternoon writing what he gained from his eavesdro [...]


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