Fear and Trembling

  • by Soren Kierkegaard
  • Narrated by Ron Welch
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The ethical as such is the universal, and as the universal it applies to everyone, which can be put from another point of view by saying that it applies at every moment. It rests immanently in itself, has nothing outside itself that is its end, but is itself the purpose for everything outside, and when that is taken up into it, it has no further to go. Seen as an immediate, no more than sensate and psychic, being, the single individual is the particular that has its purpose in the universal, and the individual's ethical task is always to express himself in this, to abrogate his particularity so as to become the universal. As soon as the single individual wants to assert himself in his particularity, in direct opposition to the universal, he sins, and only by recognizing this can he again reconcile himself with the universal.

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A Must-Listen For Philosophy Lovers

Anyone who considers themselves interested in philosophy must listen to this. This is a great piece to start with, 1. because of the excellent content and 2. because the audio quality is excellent. The narrator does an excellent job on this and makes it a very easy listen.

Fear and Trembling stands as one of Kierkegaard's most widely read works. It's conciseness is appealing to those with only a marginal interest in philosophy and theology, but it's subject matter is what attracts those persons who want to find a connection between ethics and theology.
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- HH

2.5/5

hard to listen to philosophy and understand the profound themes on audio. not a good narration. maybe there are better and easier ways to get to know and understand kieerkegards philosphy if you are not used to read philosophy.
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- Jorge Montfort

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2016
  • Publisher: Sior Audio