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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Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, 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. 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.

Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Danish-language text Webarchive template wayback links All stub articles. Nov 09, Mark Ellis added it. This is a necessary and provocative challenge. I don’t even postscipt what to say about it except To ask other readers ghe about Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1please sign up. This fact can be a convenience, but it can also be a curse; in borderline cases, it tempts the translator to sacrifice English clarity for sharper surface echoes of the Danish.

Having made these distinctions, the Postscript then tries to specify the Christian’s peculiar predicament as a sinner seeking salvation in an absurdity. Hughes – – Religious Studies 31 2: It is an inevitable consequence of the objectivist conception of unscientiflc Jan 12, Andrew Votipka rated it it was amazing Shelves: How can we tell, the Postscript asks, when a prayer to God is authentic?

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What does this mean for us? It was an attack on what Kierkegaard saw as Hegel’s deterministic philosophy. The object is the 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.

He labors to make Kierkegaard as intelligible as possible to those of us who cannot consult the original, and he is unafraid to recast phrases, and even whole sentences, where this aim demands it. David Downey rated it it was amazing May 21, Quotes from Concluding Unscie The question as to whether Kierkegaard was an existentialist was brought up by Libuse Lukas Miller.

The Hongs prized consistency and literal precision, if at times at the expense of English flow. Excellent sequel to “Philosophical Fragments”. Apart from this last sceptical stage, it must be said that modem spiritual evolution has been taking unambiguously the line of a more or less materialistic objectivism.

Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Beyond that, to accept that we are existing before and with God; to live our own existence with fear and trembling before God.

Focuses on what is asserted. The Postscript famously, and to some notoriously, prefers the latter standard of authenticity. Thomas Ryan rated it it was amazing May 21, Jun 21, Peter rated it it was amazing.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A large part of why I put the “reluctant” in the little label I apply to myself – “reluctant atheist.

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Jul 20, Dan Yingst rated it it was amazing Shelves: Indirect communication requires appropriation on the part of the receiver. Is it more essential that a prayer be genuine with regard to matters of “objective” concern — i. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Princeton UP,pp. Joe rated it it was amazing Aug 19, But how cruel and false of you, I thought, if you use it to terrify others, perhaps upset every so many happy, loving lives that may very well be truly Christian.

PaperbackKierkegaard’s Writings Merold Westphal – – In Jorge J. Concluding Unscientific Postscript to the Philosophical Crumbs. 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.

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. These puzzles are thick and knotted. Lists with This Book.

Edna Hatlestad Hong Translator. Oxford UP,pp. 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. Hannay’s offerings are deservedly popular: It is humorous, after concludin 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 reaching or claiming himself.

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