These works are noted in the text and identified by the following abbrevi-
A Jacques Derrida. Aporias. Translated by Thomas Dutoit. Stanford
University Press, 1993.
BT Martin Heidegger. Being and Time. Translated by John Macquarrie
and Edward Robinson. New York: Harper and Row, 1962.
BW Martin Heidegger. Basic Writings. Translated by David Krell. New
York: Harper and Row, 1977.
CD SørenKierkegaard. Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Dread. 2nd ed.
Translated by Walter Lowrie. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University
EHF Martin Heidegger
Series Preface vii
1. Feuerbach and the Left and Right Hegelians 17
william clare roberts
2. Marx and Marxism 35
3. SørenKierkegaard 65
4. Dostoevsky and Russian philosophy 85
5. Life aft er the death of God: thus spoke Nietzsche 103
6. Hermeneutics: Schleiermacher and Dilthey 139
eric sean nelson
7. French spiritualist philosophy 161
f. c. t. moore
8. Th e emergence of sociology and its theories: from Comte to Weber
“O”: Peleus’s grieving is drawn from Euripides, Andromache, 1200, trans. Susan Stewart
and Wesley Smith, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002; Hecuba’s barking is
from Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book XIII, trans. Mary Innes, London: Penguin, 1955
and Dante, Inferno, Canto XXX.
“Pear”: “the given world is infinite,” Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason, trans. Paul
Guyer and Allen Wood, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
“The History of Quiver”: Oxford English Dictionary
“Rewind”: Quoted language is from SørenKierkegaard, The Seducer’s Diary, trans. Hong
zum Programm der deutschen Arbeiterartei. Unpublished ms. 1875. Published in
English as “Critique of the Gotha Programme,” in CW 24: 75–99.
i. the works and their context
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard,1 now considered one of the most important writers
of the nineteenth century, was born in Copenhagen, the youngest of a family of
seven, fi ve of whom died before he was twenty- one, as did his mother. Kierkegaard
was brought up strictly both at school and at home, where his father, who was
once in feudal bondage
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23 John Biguenet, Silence (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), 12, 10.
24 I will consider Fear and Trembling in chapter 7.
25 St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, trans. Archimandrite Lazarus
Moore (London: Farber and Farber, 1959), 134–35.
26 SørenKierkegaard, The Present Age, trans. Howard and Edna Hong (Princeton, NJ:
Princeton University Press, 1978), 104.
27 SørenKierkegaard, Two Ages: The Age of Revolution and the Present Age, trans.
Howard and Edna Hong (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University
-edge; he appeals falsely to divine intervention to
explain the fact of release. He disobeys his father’s injunction because
he believes in no redeeming interruption. Recall Kierkegaard’s closing
words (or those of his pseudonymic Johannes de Silentio): “the single
individual as the single individual stands in an absolute relation to the
absolute,” or he “is lost.”4 Perhaps Edgar becomes the paradigm case of
1. SørenKierkegaard, Fear and Trembling/Repetition: Kierkegaard’s Writings, Vol. 6,
trans. and ed. Howard V. Hong and Edna H. Hong (Princeton, N
Eigensinn as “obstinancy.” Grundlinien der Philosophie
des Rechts (The Philosophy of Right) was published in 1821; Hegel died in 1831.
15 Jacques Derrida, “Outwork,” Dissemination, trans. Barbara Johnson (Chicago: Univer-
sity of Chicago Press, 1981), 5.
16 Derrida, 9.
264 / Notes to Pages 7–20
17 SørenKierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript, trans. David Swenson and Walter
Lowrie (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1968), 16– 17.
18 Oxford English Dictionary (1971), s.v. “modern.”
19 Roger Shattuck, The Banquet Years: The Origins of the Avant- Garde in
1. SørenKierkegaard, Stages on Life’s Way, trans. Walter Lowrie (New York:
Schocken, 1967), 90.
2. Theodor W. Adorno, Kierkegaard: Die Konstruktion des Ästhetischen, Gesam
melte Schriften, ed. Rolf Tiedemann and Gretel Adorno (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp,
2003 ), 2: 25ff.
3. Friedrich Nietzsche, Menschliches, Allzumenschliches, in Friedrich Nietzsche:
Werke in drei Bänden, ed. Karl Schechta (Munich: Carl Hanser, 1954), 1: 662;
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human (Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1996), 159 (no. 433): “Tatsächlich