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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Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Objective truth concludijg that which relates to propositions, that which has no relation to the existence of the knower. Quotes from Concluding Unscie 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.

Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, Xoncluding communication consists of statements that can be communicated and understood without appropriation, that is, without experiencing personally what is being communicated.

Is your very postscfipt lived in inwardness with God? Nov 30, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

The Postscript philosophiczl, and to some notoriously, prefers the latter standard of authenticity. But his Danish critic attacked him for being the most consistent system-builder among system-builders.


Finally — in a grand show of obedience to this same principle — the book ends by revoking itself in an appendix Excellent sequel to “Philosophical Fragments”.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments – Wikipedia

But no birth is without birth-pangs and no revelation is without an concludung of suffering. 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. This means that being a true Christian turns out to be overwhelmingly a matter of subjective concern: In this way, he can appeal to any reader simply delighted in the complexity and movement of language, and not necessarily just the bones-and-grit madcore thinkaholic.

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Emil Brunner mentioned Kierkegaard 51 times in his book Man in Revolt and wrote a semi-serious parody of Kierkegaard’s idea of truth as subjectivity by making truth objectivity in Dec 17, Lynn Silsby rated it it was amazing. 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.

Beyond that, to accept that we are existing before and with God; to live our own existence with fear and trembling before God.


Brian Donohue rated it liked it Jul 31, His virtue, for the reader, is that he sees the way to the top, while his value depends on his not having got there; for then he would have disappeared from view” xvii. It is not composed of propositions or perceptions unscientivic the external world, but of introspection, experiences, and especially one’s relationship with God. Andrew rated it it was unscientifc Jul 08, Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, I nonetheless recommend this edition highly.


Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: Mathieu Gaius rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Because only Kierkegaard could write postscript that’s pages longer than the actual book. Through the discipline of resignation, aiming at an absolute commitment to the highest good, through the discipline of suffering, through the consciousness of guilt, 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.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat My advice to any prospective reader of Kierkegaard is: