The Concept of Anxiety Paperback

A Simple Psychologically Oriented Deliberation in View of the Dogmatic Problem of Hereditary Sin

by Soren Kierkegaard;


In Stock - Usually dispatched within 24 hours

 


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £12.72 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

The Concept of Anxiety

Full Product Description

Although Soren Kierkegaard's death in the fall of 1855 foreshadowed a lasting split between conservative Christians and young contemporaries who saw him as a revolutionary thinker, it was not until the turn of the twentieth century and beyond the borders of his native Denmark that his lasting significance came to be felt. By transcending distinctions of genre, Kierkegaard brought traditionally separated disciplines to bear on deep human concerns and was able, through his profound self-insight, to uncover the strategies with which we try to deal with them. As a result, he is hailed today as no less than the father of modern psychology and existentialism. While the majority of Kierkegaard's work leading up to The Concept of Anxiety dealt with the intersection of faith and knowledge, here the renowned Danish philosopher turns to the perennial question of sin and guilt. First published in 1844, this concise treatise identified long before Freud anxiety as a deep-seated human state, one that embodies the endless struggle with our own spiritual identities. Ably synthesizing human insights with Christian dogma, Kierkegaard's "psychological deliberation" suggests that our only hope in overcoming anxiety is not through powder and pills but by embracing it with open arms. Indeed, for Kierkegaard, it is only through our experiences with anxiety that we are able to become truly aware of ourselves and the freedoms and limitations of our own existence. While Kierkegaard's Danish prose is surprisingly rich, previous translations the most recent in 1980 have tended either to deaden its impact by being excessively literal or to furnish it with a florid tone foreign to its original directness. In this new edition, Alastair Hannay re-creates its natural rhythm in a way that will finally allow this overlooked classic not only to become as celebrated as Fear and Trembling, The Sickness unto Death, and Either/Or but also to earn a place as the seminal work of existentialism and moral psychology that it is."

The Concept of Anxiety by Soren Kierkegaard was published by WW Norton & Co in January 2015. The ISBN for The Concept of Anxiety is 9781631490040.

Reviews of The Concept of Anxiety

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about The Concept of Anxiety.

Specifications

Details for The Concept of Anxiety

Page last updated 30th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWW Norton & Co (January 2015)
Weight200g
Number of Pages256
Thickness17 mm
Height208 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781631490040
ISBN-101631490044
Product Code4307930
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer