Volume 1


On the Significance of
Philosophy for the Present Age

and Other Texts

Volume 2


Speculative Logic
and Other Texts


Volume 3


Introductory Lecture to

the Logic Course

and Other Texts

Volume 4


Contingency Regarded from the Point of View of Logic

and Other Texts


Volume 5


"Rationalism, Supernaturalism" and the Debate about Mediation


Volume 6


Perseus and Other Texts







The Danish Golden Age

Due to numerous translations, Søren Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen have long been familiar names in the anglophone world. However, as is well known inside Denmark, Kierkegaard and Andersen were not isolated figures in the Danish intellectual and artistic scene of the day; rather, they were merely the best-known representatives of an extremely rich period in Danish cultural life that began at the start of the nineteenth century and continued for some fifty or sixty years. This period, which has been designated "the Golden Age of Denmark," is only now coming to be appreciated for its full significance.

The Series
In order to meet the need for the new international interest in this period, Museum Tusculanum Press is publishing a translation series entitled, Texts from Golden Age Denmark (ISSN 1903-3346 ). The main goal of his interdisciplinary series is to make available for the first time in English some of the most important texts from the leading writers and intellectual figures of this period. The texts featured come from many different authors, representing many different fields, e.g., literature, philosophy, theology, drama and art history. They serve to paint a more complete picture of the cultural milieu of the period and to make its rich intellectual life available to the world of international scholarship.

The Principles
In addition to the translations themselves, the volumes in this series include both a general introduction that serves the function of introducing the specific figures and texts, and locating them within the period. Each volume also includes extensive explanatory notes or commentaries, which supply additional background information about specific aspects of the featured texts. One of the goals of the series is to present the texts as a contemporary reader might have read them. Therefore, all of the translations have been made using the original printings and first editions of the various articles and monographs.



"Stewart has taken great care in positioning each of the chosen texts in their historical as well as philosophical context, and the reader necessarily comes away having been given a privileged window into a central concern of the Danish Golden Age. These volumes...function as gateways to further research into the Danish Golden Age and its historical and cultural moment."
Scandinavian Studies, vol. 80, no. 2, 2008, pp. 254-256.


"This series represents a welcome expansion of the excellent work done at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, which here once again cements its competence in the theological and philosophical literature of the Danish Golden Age....For the first time it is possible for the English reader to look beyond Kierkegaard out into the wider landscape of outstanding texts from Danish philosophy....The present reviewer...can...only recommend these...excellent volumes of translations to the English reader. They open up a new world of possibilities for Kierkegaard research, but this is ultimately only a small part of what they really offer. With them the road is cleared into the treasure chest of wonderful philosophical texts from the Danish Golden Age."
Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter, no. 51, 2007, pp. 43-45.


The General Editor of Texts from Golden Age Denmark is

Jon Stewart.

Editorial Board:

Finn Gredal Jensen
Mads Sohl Jessen
Nathaniel Kramer
Katalin Nun Stewart


The series Texts from Golden Age Denmark is published by

Museum Tusculanum Press  

See also the monograph series

Danish Golden Age Studies

Jon Stewart©2007-2018