The Kierkegaard Research Centre at the Max-Weber-Kolleg (supported by the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation) coordinates the work on the “Deutsche Søren Kierkegaard Edition” which has been published by De Gruyter since 2005 and has now published five volumes of Kierkegaard's journals and available lecture notes. This translating, editing, and publishing of Kierkegaard's research is being conducted in the fields of theology, philosophy, and literature, and is reflected in conferences and publications. The Deutsche Søren Kierkegaard Edition (DSKE) is based on the new Danish edition of Søren Kierkegaard's Skrifter (SKS), which in 55 volumes (23 text and 22 commentary volumes) reproduces all of Kierkegaard's writings according to modern edition-philological standards and is accompanied by an extensive real-life commentary. DSKE offers the text by SKS in a carefully translated version and an adapted commentary.
As Kierkegaard's literary legacy in German has so far only been available in excerpts and in a distorted form, the DSKE is initially intended to remedy this shortcoming. The German edition thus begins with Kierkegaard's journals, notebooks and notes, which provide a glimpse into Kierkegaard's workshop, into the genesis and idiosyncrasy of his thought and writing - which is revealing both in terms of the published works and the significance of the bequeathed papers as an independent part of the overall work.