The Sickness Unto Death By S Kierkegaard

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THAT DESPAIR IS THE SICKNESS UNTO DEATH

MAN is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation that relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation.

Which accounts for it] that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but consists in the that the relation relates itself to its own self.

Man in a fact] synthesis of the infinite and the finite, of the temporal and the eternal, of freedom and necessity, in short, it is a synthesis.

A synthesis is a relation between two factors. So regarded, man is not yet a self In the relation between two, the relation is the third term as a negative unity, and the two relate themselves to the relation.

And in the relation to the relation; such a relation is that between soul and body when a man is regarded as soul. If on the contrary.

The relation relates itself to its own self, the relation is then the positive third term, and this is the self. Such a relation.

That relates itself to its own self (that is to say, a self) must either have constituted itself or have been constituted by another.

If this relation which relates itself to its own self is constituted by another, the relation doubtless is the third term, but this relation (the third term) is, in turn, a relation relating itself to that which constituted the whole relation.

Such a derived, constituted, relation is the human self, a relation which relates itself to its own self, and in relating itself to its own self relates itself to another.

Hence it is that there can be two forms of despair properly so-called. If the human self had constituted itself, there could be a question only of one form, that of not willing to be one’s own self, of willing to get rid of oneself.

AuthorS Kierkegaard
LanguageEnglish
Pages250
PDF Size13.5 MB
CategoryPhilosophy

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