Fear and Trembling is often a person’s first encounter with Kierkegaard. That the text is fairly short, the style  relatively terse, and the fact that its provocation stares the thinking reader in the eye makes it a popular introduction to the existentialist tradition as well as to Kierkegaard’s authorship. Yet its theme of Abraham’s sacrifice raises disturbing questions for all readers concerning the limits of moral intuition as well as of reason itself. Many interpretations have been offered and the work still presents challenges to scholars seeking a consistent development in Kierkegaard’s thought. Roman Kralik’s monograph adds a most welcome contribution to a continuing discussion.


Recenze of

Alastair Hannay

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oslo