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In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous author Johannes Climacus explored the Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments. This chapter offers a reading of Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophical work Concluding Unscientific Postscript to ‘Philosophical Fragments’ to illuminate his ideas. Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1 has ratings and 14 reviews. John said: In many ways, this book is necessary w.

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This may take a bit of getting used to, but it is an ingenious way to avert confusion. Does that mean those people are Christian? Philossophical cannot, then, be a surprise to see man more and more engulfed in the object, in things, in material being, in economic life, in technics, in a one-sided, quantitative manner of thinking, and in quantitative standards of value.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1

Excellent thinkers but really a drudge to get through. The question as to whether Kierkegaard was an existentialist was brought up by Libuse Lukas Miller. George Cotkin, Existential America Baltimore: This, according to Hannay, is why the Postscript ‘s revocation should not detract from the book’s value as an analysis of Christianity.

Focuses on what is asserted.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1 by Søren Kierkegaard

University Press Scholarship Online. Everything is relative, they say, but at the same time they declare as indubitable truth that the mind is nothing but unscientifiic product of cerebral processes. Finally — in a grand show of obedience to this same principle — the book ends by revoking itself in an appendix D In many ways, this book is necessary while also being provocative. However, unlike his other pseudonymous works, Kierkegaard attaches his name as editor to this work, showing the importance of the Postscript to Kierkegaard’s overall authorship.

But no birth is without birth-pangs and no revelation is without an experience of suffering.


Adeel rated it it was amazing Feb 11, And Kierkegaard himself should not be called the father of modern existentialism. Thanks for telling us about the problem. What does this mean for us? It discusses Christianity’s content by means of analogies which it keeps taking back, citing variations on the formula understanding is revocationn, Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Chazz rated it it was amazing May 12, Johannes Climacus has so delineated the ethico-religious life that Christianity becomes an intensification of subjectivity and its pathos.

An Essay in Experimental Psychologytr. Hughes – – Religious Philosohpical 31 2: The way to Christianity goes through a decision, a crucial decision in the temporal moment; faith is an existential cincluding. In particular, Climacus can grasp the contours of a religious world-view, and even insert himself hypothetically into such a world-view for the sake of ridiculing the world outside of it, all without committing to that world-view himself.

In this regard Socrates, who lived a life of truth-seeking amid and despite ignorance, is a helpful existential paradigm.

This is so both for subjective reasons — the Christian must contend not just with ignorance, but with sin — and for objective reasons: Kierkegaard’s a beautiful writer.

No trivia or quizzes yet. This chapter of human history could be headed — to parody Kierkegaard’s phrase — The object is the truth! Concluding Unscientific Postscript to “Philosophical Fragments”. Direct communication consists of statements that can be communicated and understood without appropriation, that is, without experiencing personally what is being communicated.

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Properly, Kierkegaard is a philosopher for everyman insofar as most of his work directs it’s attention to the process of becoming, and not necessarily the intended “end,” persay. Nothing By rated it it was amazing Nov 11, Hannay’s key strength as a translator is his daring.


It is, in sum, ideal for the non-specialist reader — and the clear best choice for the undergraduate classroom. In particular, “Johannes Climacus” may well echo Sextus Empiricus’s celebrated image of Pyrrhonian argument as a kind of “step-ladder”, which the user is supposed to “knock over … after his climb. Here is Hannay’s version in full: This concerns the character of genuine prayer. For one thing I had in fact learned very early that there are men who seem to be selected for suffering, and, for another thing, I was conscious of having sinned much and therefore supposed that Christianity had to appear to me in the form of this terror.

Instead, the point is that the passionate pagan does indeed fulfill the task of praying to God despite the fact that he gets the objective dimension of his prayer wrong he mistakes an idol for God. We would then obtain: Civil War American History: This reading was revived in the s by James Conant; it remains hotly disputed. Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments. A second stage, which it is tempting to call “ethical”, was launched in the s by Howard and Edna Hong of St.

Richard Arnot Home Bett Cambridge: The book is divided into two parts, the second of which concerns subjectivity and the subjective relation to the thought of the eternal within religion in general and within Christianity in particular.