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Two Ages: The Age of Revolution and the Present Age: A Literary Review

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After deciding to terminate his authorship with the pseudonymous Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Kierkegaard composed reviews as a means of writing without being an author. Two Ages, here presented in a definitive English text, is simultaneously a review and a book in its own right. In it, Kierkegaard comments on the anonymously published Danish novel Two Ages, which contrasts the mentality of the age of the French Revolution with that of the subsequent epoch of rationalism. Kierkegaard commends the author’s shrewdness, and his critique builds on the novel’s view of the two generations. With keen prophetic insight, Kierkegaard foresees the birth of an impersonal cultural wasteland, in which the individual will either be depersonalized or obliged to find an existence rooted in “equality before God and equality with all men.” This edition, like all in the series, contains substantial supplementary material, including a historical introduction, entries from Kierkegaard’s journals and papers, and the preface and conclusion of the original novel.

  • Title: Two Ages: The Age of Revolution and the Present Age: A Literary Review
  • Author: Soren Kierkegaard
  • Series: Kierkegaard’s Writings
  • Volume: XIV
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1978
  • Logos Release Date: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd, Thomasine Christine Buntzen, 1773-1856
  • ISBNs: 9780691140766, 0691072264
  • Resource ID: LLS:KKGWRTGS14
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-12-20T23:43:34Z

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish Christian philosopher, theologian and religious author. He was a critic of idealist intellectuals and philosophers of his time, such as Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling and Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel; he was also critical of the state and practice of Christianity in his lifetime, primarily that of The Church of Denmark. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist.

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