Works of Love (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) (Paperback)

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“By far the most profound thinker of the 19th century” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

One of Soren Kierkegaard's most important writings, Works of Love is a profound examination of the human heart, in which the great philosopher conducts the reader into the inmost secrets of Love.

"Deep within every man," Kierkegaard writes, "there lies the dread of being alone in the world, forgotten by God, overlooked among the household of millions upon millions." Love, for Kierkegaard, is one of the central aspects of existence; it saves us from isolation and unites us with one another and with God. This new edition of Works of Love features an original foreword by Kierkegaard scholar George Pattison.

About the Author

Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) lived in Copenhagen, Denmark. His books include Works of Love and Spiritual Writings (translated and edited by George Pattison).

Praise For…

“The one book in which all these aspects of Kierkegaard’s authorship flow together into a single work. . . . Works of Love is the central work in Kierkegaard’s entire authorship . . . Be warned! Works of Love is the kind of book that can change your life.” — George Pattison, Oxford University, from the "Introduction"

“By far the most profound thinker of the 19th century” — Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Kierkegaard’s great contribution to Western philosophy was to assert, or to reassert with Romantic urgency, that, subjectively speaking, each existence is the center of the universe. He offered himself as a corrective to idealism, from Plato to Hegel.” — John Updike, The New Yorker

“The father of existentialism, Kierkegaard asserted the primacy of the individual in all his or her raging contradiction” — New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061713279
ISBN-10: 0061713279
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: March 10th, 2009
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Thought