By Søren Kierkegaard,Howard V. Hong,Edna H. Hong
The a number of types and prerequisites of affection are a typical subject matter for Kierkegaard, starting along with his early Either/Or, via "The Diary of the Seducer" and choose William's eulogy on married love, to his final paintings, at the changelessness of God's love. Works of Love, the midpoint within the sequence, can also be the enormous excessive element, as a result of its penetrating, illuminating research of the types and resources of affection. Love as feeling and temper is exclusive from works of affection, love of the cute from love of the unlovely, preferential love from love because the royal legislations, love as mutual egotism from triangular love, and erotic love from self-giving love.
This paintings is marked via Kierkegaard's Socratic knowledge of the reader, either because the heart of woke up realizing and because the initiator of motion. Written to be learn aloud, the booklet conveys a fondness of inspiration and an insightful, poetic mind's eye that make such an attentive strategy richly worthwhile. Works of affection not basically serves as a great starting point exploring the writings of Kierkegaard, but additionally rewards many rereadings.