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By Kierkegaard, Søren; Hong, Edna Hatlestad; Kierkegaard, Søren; Hong, Howard Vincent

Stages on Life's Way, the sequel to Either/Or, is an intensely poetic instance of Kierkegaard's imaginative and prescient of the 3 levels, or spheres, of life: the esthetic, the moral, and the non secular. With attribute love for mystification, he provides the paintings as a package deal of files fallen by accident into the fingers of "Hilarius Bookbinder," who ready them for printing. The e-book starts off with a dinner party scene patterned on Plato's Symposium. (George Brandes maintained that "one needs to realize with amazement that it holds its personal during this comparison.") subsequent is a discourse through "Judge William" in compliment of marriage "in resolution to objections." the rest of the quantity, virtually two-thirds of the complete, is the diary of a tender guy, came across through "Frater Taciturnus," who used to be deeply in love yet felt forced to damage his engagement. The paintings closes with a letter to the reader from Taciturnus at the 3 "existence-spheres" represented by means of the 3 components of the book.

Stages on Life's Way not just repeats subject matters, characters, and pseudonymous authors of the sooner works but in addition is going past them and issues to extra improvement of significant principles in Concluding Unscientific Postscript.

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Topos, 1978), I, p. 150 [278]; II, p. 150 [752]. 21 In form and tone, “ ‘In Vino Veritas’ ” also is a contrast to Part I of Either/Or. The participants are older and more discerning in self-knowledge, and their self-disclosure is more manifest in their speeches. Judge William in Stages writes as he did before but with deeper insight. 22 See p. 185. On “imaginary construction [Experiment]” and “psychological,” see Fear and Trembling and Repetition, pp. xxi-xxxi, 357-62, KW VI.

13 See Supplement, p. 515 (Pap. V A 109). 14 On the whole, there are more changes in the various drafts of Stages (as the Supplement indicates) than is customary in Kierkegaard’s manuscripts. 15 Kierkegaard did not take another writing sabbatical in Berlin. He did, however, make a considerable number of excursions to areas outside Copenhagen. See JP V, note 1127. 16 The best discussion of the relation of Stages to the earlier pseudonymous works is by Johannes Climacus in Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, KW XII (SV VII 242-56).

The subject had been broached one day in a coffee shop56 where they sometimes met in a side room, but it had been completely dropped when the question arose of who should organize it. The Young Man was declared unsuited for it; the Fashion Designer did not have the time. 60 It was not always proper to enjoy a young maiden in haste; a banquet he could not wait for and ordinarily was bored with it far in advance. If, however, this was going to be carried out, he insisted on one condition—that it be arranged so that it was auf einmal einzunehmen [to be partaken of all at once].

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