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Swenson, David F. (David Ferdinand) 1876-1940

Overview
Works: 42 works in 233 publications in 2 languages and 7,855 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: BV4505,
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Most widely held works about David F Swenson
 
Most widely held works by David F Swenson
Philosophical fragments, or, A fragment of philosophy by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

31 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish philosopher's influential work, outlining the distinction between Socratic irony and the leap of faith required for Christian belief, argues that freedom, which cannot be understood or proved, is the necessary condition for Christianity. Also includes the unfinished narrative "Johannes Climacus" in which a man sets out to doubt everything - a critique of Cartesian and Hegelian approaches to philosophy
Kierkegaard's Concluding unscientific postscript by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

39 editions published between 1941 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Besides a sense of personal loss at the death of David F. Swenson on February 11, 1940, I felt dismay that he had left unfinished his translation of the Unscientific Postscript. I had longed to see it published among the first of Kierkegaard's works in English. In the spring of 1935 it did not seem exorbitant to hope that it might be ready for the printer by the end of that year. For in March I learned from Professor Swenson that he had years before "done about two thirds of a rough translation." In 1937/38 he took a sabbatical leave from his university for the sake of finishing this work. Yet after all it was not finished- partly because Professor Swenson was already incapacitated by the illness which eventually resulted in his death; but also because he aimed at a degree of perfection which hardly can be reached by a translator. At one time he expressed to me his suspicion that perhaps, as in the translation of Kant's philosophy, it might require the cooperation of many scholars during several generations before the translation of Kierkegaard's terminology could be definitely settled. I hailed with joy this new apprehension, which promised a speedy conclusion of the work, and in the words of Luther I urged him to "sin boldly."--Editor's pref., p. [ix]
Either/or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

23 editions published between 1944 and 1999 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, is a major influence in contemporary existentialist philosophy. In his work he dealt with three levels of existence -- the aesthetic, ethical and religious -- and the first two of these were his primary concern in this first great work. It appears pseudonymously, purporting to contain the papers of two men. One is a young man who, in his aphorisms, essays, lyrical outbursts and the famous "Diary of a seducer", brilliantly presents the pleasures of aesthetic life. The other is an older man, who writes letters discussing marriage and selfhood in which he tries to convince his young friend of the superiority of the ethical life. Kierkegaard indicates no choice between the two views; the reader is left to make his own decision." [Back cover]
Something about Kierkegaard by David F Swenson( Book )

31 editions published between 1941 and 2003 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen upbuilding discourses by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1962 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of love : some Christian reflections in the form of discourses by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

12 editions published between 1946 and 1972 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The various kinds and conditions of love are a common theme for Kierkegaard, beginning with his early Either/Or, through "The Diary of the Seducer" and Judge William's eulogy on married love, to his last work, on the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint in the series, is also the monumental high point, because of its penetrating, illuminating analysis of the forms and sources of love. Love as feeling and mood is distinguished from works of love, love of the lovable from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love as the royal law, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love." "This work is marked by Kierkegaard's Socratic awareness of the reader, both as the center of awakened understanding and as the initiator of action. Written to be read aloud, this book conveys a keenness of thought and an insightful, poetic imagination that make such an attentive approach richly rewarding. Works of Love not only serves as an excellent place to begin exploring the writings of Kierkegaard but also rewards many rereadings."--Jacket
Thoughts on crucial situations in human life : three discourses on imagined occasions by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaardian philosophy in the faith of a scholar by David F Swenson( Book )

14 editions published between 1949 and 1973 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the religious thought of Søren Kierkegaard by Eduard Geismar( Book )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospel of suffering : and the lilies of the field by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1947 and 1948 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Either/Or by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Either/Or : volume II by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sören Kierkegaard by David F Swenson( Book )

4 editions published between 1919 and 1920 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two discourses of God and man by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kierkegaardiarl philosophy in the faith of a scholar, Ed. by Lilliarl M. Swenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Either by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works of love, by soren kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The portable Kierkegaard
Alternative Names
David Ferdinand Swenson philosopher, translator

Swenson, David F.

Swenson, David F. 1876-1940

Swenson, David Ferdinand.

Swenson, David Ferdinand 1876-1940

스웬슨, 데이비드 F. 1876-1940

스웬슨, 데이비드 퍼디낸드 1876-1940

Languages
English (208)

Swedish (1)

Covers
The portable Kierkegaard