Chapter 4. Philosophical Fragments, The Concept of Anxiety, and Discourses

  1. M. Jamie Ferreira

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch4



How to Cite

Ferreira, M. J. (2008) Philosophical Fragments, The Concept of Anxiety, and Discourses, in Kierkegaard, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 OCT 2008

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Great Minds

Book Series Editors:

  1. Steven Nadler

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405142779

Online ISBN: 9781444304657



  • philosophical fragments, or, a fragment of philosophy;
  • concept of anxiety;
  • anxiety - appropriate topic for psychological exploration;
  • concept of anxiety – embodying a kind of vacillation;
  • fragments, concept of anxiety, discourses;
  • need for such deliberation – the dilemma of qualitative sin;
  • Haufniensis's theological innovation - informed by philosophical analysis;
  • dreaming spirit is anxious even in its innocence because it is tempted by possibility;
  • IV stages on life's way and three discourses on imagined occasions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Philosophical Fragments, Or, A Fragment of Philosophy

  • The Concept of Anxiety

  • Upbuilding Discourses (1844)

  • Stages on Life's Way and Three Discourses on Imagined Occasions

  • further reading