EUROPESSIMISM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: KIERKEGAARD

June 22, 2010 at 12:17 am | Posted in Asia, Books, History, Philosophy | Leave a comment

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Kierkegaard’s Civilizational Anxiety

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Harper Torchbooks 1962

Page 374-375.

“The category to continue to stand can be used in connection with Asia.

The Jews continued to stand; China has continued to stand;

India has continued to stand.

On the other hand, the category in Europe is: to go under.

Rome went under. Greece went under.”

Compare “Papers’ VIII A 279

Quoted in “Works of Love”

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Harper Torchbooks 1962

Page 374-375.

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