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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No keywords specified fix it. The receiver must experience or have experienced what is being communicated, not just hear it. Request removal from index. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This chapter of human history could be headed — to parody Kierkegaard’s phrase — The object is the truth! Against this view, the Postscript insists that Christianity’s Truth resists validation by, and concludimg assimilation to, objective thinking.

Anything by Kierkegaard provokes a frank, Christian self-examination.

Hannay’s key strength as a translator is his daring. He says “a logical system is possible, but an existential system is impossible.

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Jul 20, Dan Yingst rated it it was amazing Shelves: Neither does it even want to be the paradox for the believer, and then surreptitiously, little by little, provide him with understanding, because the martyrdom of faith to crucify one’s understanding is not a martyrdom of the moment, but the martyrdom of continuance. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. It is, in sum, ideal for the non-specialist reader — and the clear best choice for the undergraduate classroom.

Much of his work deals with religious themes such as faith in God, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and theology, philosophicql the emotions and feelings of individuals when faced with life choices. Nov 30, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 04, John Lucy rated it it was amazing. And a second great merit of Hannay’s Postscript is that it addresses them head-on, in a lucid Introduction.

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

This leaves the third and ongoing stage of Kierkegaard translation, which I cannot resist calling “aesthetic”. So it happens that the issue of system versus the Christian faith has been debated more than a hundred years ago.

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. Dude really could have used an editor. These puzzles are thick and knotted. This reading was revived in the s by James Conant; it remains hotly disputed.

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Sign in to use this feature. The phrase Everything is relative is spoken emphatically by the very people for whom the atom or its elements are still the ultimate reality. This, according to Hannay, is why the Postscript ‘s revocation should not detract from the book’s value as an analysis of Christianity. It was as alien as it could possibly be to my nature to want to terrify others, and therefore I both sadly and perhaps also a bit proudly found my joy in comforting others and in being gentleness itself to them-hiding the terror in my own interior being.

Wilde and William Kimmel, postscipt. Princeton UP,p. Do not read his work In this way, he can appeal to any reader simply delighted in the complexity and rhe of language, and not necessarily just the bones-and My advice to any prospective reader of Kierkegaard is: This may take a bit of getting used to, but it is an ingenious way to avert confusion.

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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments – Oxford Scholarship

All his other writings point to or at what he here details. Kierkegaard left the task of discovering the meaning of his works to the reader, because “the task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted”.

A new translation under the corrected title has recently appeared: Subjective truth is essential or ethico-religious truth. 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. It is humorous, after all Climacus confesses that he is a humorist, yet, I believe it is an important text in which Climacus not only opposes modern speculative thought but gives critcal insight into different subjectivities while approaching the “religious” subject but never rea I searched the web for commentary on this text as I read it and it seems as though many people believe this text to be merely a humorous mockery of modern philosophical inquiry and not much else.

This is so both for subjective reasons — the Christian must contend not just with ignorance, but with sin — and for objective reasons: Its spearhead was Walter Lowrie, an Episcopal minister who cast himself as Kierkegaard’s “missionary”, and promoted Kierkegaard’s vision of faith as a bulwark against liberal theology.