Talk:The Sickness Unto Death

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This is a nice summary. It would be better if it included a fuller description of the Kierkegaardians self. The description of despair should include Kierkegaards technical formulations. Also, there should be something about the formulations earlier in the work before considerations about the relation to God. D. Winchell (talk) 02:35, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Inacurate representation of The Sickness Unto Death[edit]

This page states grossly inacurate views as to the content and meaning of this work, which is very misleading. The first two paragraphs and the last one give the strong impression that Kierkegaard was pro-Christianity. In fact, he was very much anti-Christianity, and this book was aimed at the current Christian mentality, which he despised, and as is stated throughout his text. Similarly, how does Kierkegaard equate his concept of despair to the Christian's concept of sin? Kierkegaard, in several passages, claims that the Christian concept of sin is irrelevant and obsolete. One is not supposed to interpret his use of words, such as "God," in a literal sense. Many believe that his book was positing a secularist perspective, and the concept of God was to be used as a metaphor. There was also a mention of Kierkegaard being in-ligne with Socrates, which is also fictitious. While he admired Socrates, he thought Socrates had it all wrong. Sincerely, a Columbia University student who has just written 2 dissertations on Kierkegaard. (talk) 06:42, 14 December 2007 (UTC)