Ideas from 'Sickness unto Death' by Søren Kierkegaard [1849], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Sickness Unto Death' by Kierkegaard,Søren (ed/tr Hannay,Alistair) [Penguin ,]].

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16. Persons / B. Nature of the Self / 3. Self as Non-physical
The self is a combination of pairs of attributes: freedom/necessity, infinite/finite, temporal/eternal
                        Full Idea: A human being is essentially spirit, but what is spirit? Spirit is to be a self. But what is the Self? In short, it is a synthesis of the infinite and the finite, of the temporal and the eternal, of freedom and necessity.
                        From: Søren Kierkegaard (Sickness unto Death [1849], p.59)
                        A reaction: The dense language of his first paragraph was to poke fun at fashionable Hegelian writing. The book gets very lucid afterwards! [SY]