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University of Nebraska at Omaha

1997

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The Sickness Unto Death: Søren Kierkegaard's Categories Of Despair, Michael A. Harsh May 1997

The Sickness Unto Death: Søren Kierkegaard's Categories Of Despair, Michael A. Harsh

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This dissertation examines and explicates S0ren Kierkegaard's categories of despair as found in The Sickness Unto Death, in order to clarify his psychological framework and make his analysis more accessible to practitioners of psychotherapy. In so doing, this dissertation deciphers Kierkegaard's theory in depth and presents and critiques the views of other theorists who have referenced Kierkegaard's categories of despair. The dissertation concludes with a discussion of the role and limitations of a therapist who operates using Kierkegaard's schema.