Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1 has ratings and 14 reviews. John said: In many ways, this book is necessary w. This chapter offers a reading of Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophical work Concluding Unscientific Postscript to ‘Philosophical Fragments’ to illuminate his ideas. In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous author Johannes Climacus explored the Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His early work was written under various pseudonyms who present their own distinctive viewpoints in a complex dialogue.
Hannay’s key strength as a translator is his daring. Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, The chapter first considers Kierkegaard’s views about Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Hegelianism within the context of the relationship between modernity and Christianity and the relationship of history to faith.
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments
PaperbackKierkegaard’s Writings I don’t even know what to say about it except 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.
In English, unfortunately, it is hard to parse the above translations without taking the words “to God” to be the effective referent of “in truth. Excellent thinkers but really a drudge to get through. Here Hannay points out that Climacus identifies himself repeatedly as a “humorist”, meaning that he is a psychological and religious chameleon: It is an inevitable consequence of the objectivist conception of truth: With characteristic courage, Hannay opts for “truly”, rather than “in truth”, to render i Sandhed.
The receiver must experience or have experienced what is being communicated, not just hear it. Against Hegel’s system, Kierkegaard is often interpreted as taking the side of metaphysical libertarianism or freewillthough it has been argued that an incompatibilist conception of free will is not essential to Kierkegaard’s formulation of existentialism.
Wilde says, “In the Concluding Postscript the question of “the objective problem concerning the truth of Christianity” is dealt with in the first part. Surprisingly, Hannay’s edition lacks marginal page references — or even a separate page concordance, as in the Hong edition — to any of the available Danish editions.
No, I had another interpretation of it. As the Postscript nears its climax, it struggles to pinpoint the distinction between true Christianity and other forms of life. Johannes Climacus means “John of the Ladder”; it is the sobriquet of a sixth-century abbot, author of the meditative guide The Ladder of Divine Ascent.
Through the discipline of resignation, aiming at an absolute commitment to the highest good, through the discipline of suffering, through the consciousness of philosophicwl, the way leads step by step to a more profound pathos, until by a leap we reach the absolute maximum of subjectivity in the Christian consciousness of sin, with its imperative need for a new departure.
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This turns out to require some account of the content of Christian faith. Quotes from Concluding Unscie The book is divided into two parts, the second of which concerns subjectivity and conluding subjective relation to the thought of the lhilosophical within religion in general and within Christianity in particular. It is, in sum, ideal for the non-specialist reader — and the clear best choice for the undergraduate classroom.
A large part of why I put the “reluctant” in the little label I apply to myself – “reluctant atheist. Scholars have interpreted Kierkegaard variously as an existentialist, neo-orthodoxist, postmodernist, humanist, and individualist. The answer lies in existence.
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On the other hand, in this book, Postacript deem it useful for any reader to go on ahead and indulge. It is not composed of propositions or perceptions of the external world, but of introspection, experiences, and especially one’s relationship with God. All his other writings point to or at what he here details.
Here is Hannay’s version in full: Most philosophers are bad writers. The Journals Writing Sampler. Subjective truth is essential or ethico-religious truth.
Not for the faint of heart. This page unscientigic last edited on 30 Decemberat Andrew rated it it was amazing Jul 08, In other projects Wikiquote. D In many ways, this book is necessary while also being provocative. Adeel rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Want to Read saving…. Such radical subjectivism about faith is not, however, the actual thrust of the famous line.