Chapter 7. The Sickness unto Death and Discourses

  1. M. Jamie Ferreira

Published Online: 12 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch7



How to Cite

Ferreira, M. J. (2008) The Sickness unto Death and Discourses, in Kierkegaard, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304657.ch7

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



  • the sickness unto death and discourses;
  • the sickness unto death - repelling many potential readers as it attracts;
  • definition of the self, definitions of different forms of despair;
  • “relation between psychical and the physical”;
  • dialectical synthesis;
  • “imagination is infinitizing reflection”;
  • misrelation - unconscious despair;
  • qualitative intensification of sin


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Sickness unto Death

  • Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays

  • further reading