Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment). Soren Kierkegaard, Victor Eremina, Pen Name.
Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)
Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)
Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)
Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)
Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)
Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)

Enten-Eller: Et Livs-Fragment (Either/Or: A Fragment)

Copenhagen, Denmark: C.A. Reitzel, 1843.

First edition. [iii-xx], [2], 470; [viii], 368 pp. Two volumes bound in quarter calf with raised bands, gilt tooling, and marbled paper boards, plain endpapers. Lacking half-title of first volume, but second volume's is present. Text in Danish. Very Good with slightly sunned spines, former owner's name on titles, tears to half-title and title in second volume have been skillfully repaired, light marginal dampstaining to top centre of both volumes, occasional light foxing. A pleasant set with bright gilt.

Either/Or, Danish philosopher Søren Aabye Kierkegaard's groundbreaking first published work. Only 525 copies of this edition were published in 1843 under an editorial pseudonym ("Victor Emerita") at the author's own expense. It was mostly written during his stay in Berlin, where he took notes on Schelling's Philosophy of Revelation. It includes essays of literary and music criticism and a set of romantic-like-aphorisms, as part of his larger theme of examining the reflective and philosophical structure of faith. He is widely considered to be the first existentialist philosopher. "As a thinker, Kierkegaard had to wait for the twentieth century to find his audience; he is now generally considered to be, however eccentric, one of the most important Christian philosophers," write Carter and Muir in Printing and the Mind of Man. Item #140939870

Price: $3,500.00

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