Kierkegaards begrip van de vertwijfeling als intensivering van het bewustzijn

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In the paper above, I argue that the concept of despair throughout The Sickness unto Death is undeniably linked with successive intensifications of consciousness. Both in the antropological part of the book (The sickness unto death is despair) and in the theological part (Despair is sin), the intensity of consciousness is interpreted as the measure of despair. Although Kierkegaard, by way of his pseudonym Anti-Climacus, is not always mentioning that perspective of consciousness as such, in every stage or description of despair it is present in some form.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)434-460
Number of pages26
JournalTijdschrift voor Filosofie
Issue number1997
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1997


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