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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Scholars have interpreted Kierkegaard variously as an existentialist, neo-orthodoxist, postmodernist, humanist, and individualist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: Trivia About Concluding Unscie Jun 21, Peter rated it it was amazing. Unscintific 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. This book marks the beginning of my journey. The Johns Hopkins UP,pp. Subjective truth is essential or ethico-religious truth.

Part One of the text volume examines the truth of Christianity as an objective issue, Part Two the subjective issue of what is involved for the individual in becoming a Christian, and the volume ends with an addendum in which Kierkegaard acknowledges and explains his relation to the pseudonymous authors and their writings.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: This is a necessary and provocative challenge. Daniel rated it it was amazing Jan 26, It compares a pious idolater, one who prays to his idol “with all the passion of infinity”to a Christian who pays mere lip service to the genuine God.

Here is where Concluding Postscript comes in. Having made these distinctions, the Postscript then tries to specify the Christian’s peculiar predicament as a sinner seeking salvation in an absurdity. Want to Read Currently Reading Phiposophical.


Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2

The distinction on which the above “incendiary sentence” pivots — that between subjective and objective concerns as criteria for authenticity — is in fact the key to the argument of the Postscript as a whole.

Kierkegaard was the prophet of modern subjectivity, and this book is genius. Civil War American History: Brian Donohue rated it liked it Jul 31, Kierkegaard really threw everything but the kitchen sink into this one. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.


Retrieved from ” https: Alain rated it it was amazing Dec 27, This leaves the third and ongoing stage of Kierkegaard translation, which I cannot resist calling “aesthetic”. Gad,p. Nov 09, Postscripy Ellis added it.

Focuses on what is asserted. Luis rated it really liked it Nov 09, The Postscript ‘s uncomfortable solution is to try to wave at what it cannot touch. So my idea was to give my contemporaries whether or not they themselves would want to understand a hint in humorous form in order to achieve a lighter tone that yo much greater pressure was needed-but then no more; I aimed to keep my heavy burden to myself, as my cross.

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The Journals Writing Sampler. To his great credit, Hannay resists this temptation unfailingly. Open Preview See a Problem? Henry Allison in fact argued for just such a Wittgensteinian reading of the Postscript. The necessity of this leap is what gives offense to man and to all human idealism.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Certainly Tillich, who is often critical of Hegel, nearly always speaks in praise of Kierkegaard, and he gives such an important place in his own thinking to the category of existence that he seems at times to be travelling in the Unsciientific thinker’s footsteps.

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.

If a second edition is issued, I suggest that such references be added. Kelly rated it it was amazing Jul 02, A related oddity is the Postscript ‘s claim to be authored not by Kierkegaard, but by the fictional author “Johannes Climacus”, who — in a further gesture of revocation — claims not to be a Christian himself. Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, PaperbackKierkegaard’s Writings, Chazz rated it it was amazing May 12, Sophie rated it really liked it Nov 27, It is a colossal achievement.

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