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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The way to Christianity goes through a decision, a crucial decision in the temporal moment; faith is an existential leap.

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This keeps the English reader’s focus on the how of prayer rather than on the identity of the prayer’s target. This is a unsciebtific missed opportunity: Extreme rated it it was amazing Feb 24, To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us.

This leaves the third and ongoing stage of Kierkegaard translation, which I cannot resist calling “aesthetic”. According to Climacus, all objective knowledge is subject to doubt. Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought. Whereas the movement in the earlier pseudonymous writings is away from the aesthetic, the movement in Postscript is away from speculative thought.

But his Danish critic attacked him for being the most consistent system-builder among system-builders. A large part of why I put the “reluctant” in the little label I apply to myself – “reluctant atheist. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1

He was referring to Kierkegaard’s distrust of system builders which he discussed in The Concluding Unscientific Postscript p. Danish and English are close enough that it is often possible to retain much of Kierkegaard’s own syntax, phraseology, and even wordplay.

Eduard Geismar was posfscript early lecturer on the works of Soren Kierkegaard. 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. George Cotkin, Existential America Baltimore: Don’t have an account? My favorite of Kierkegaard’s works and the book that has had the most impact philosophically on me.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

Mathieu Gaius rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark.

Suellen rated it it was amazing Jun 25, By contrast, the passionless Christian is so far from fulfilling the task of praying to God that he may be regarded as having utterly flouted it namely, as though he were an enthusiast of idolatryeven if he has gotten his prayer’s objective dimension right. Throughout Christendom what S.

Indirect communication requires appropriation on the part of the receiver. 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 a much greater pressure was needed-but then no more; I aimed to keep my heavy burden to myself, as my cross. Angela rated it really liked it Jun 14, The Hongs prized consistency and literal precision, if at times at the expense of English flow.


Kierkegaard was the prophet of modern subjectivity, and this conclduing is genius. Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, Maybe its advantageous to read Kiekegaard from a semi-enlightened distance? The receiver must experience or have experienced what is being communicated, not just hear it.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2 by Søren Kierkegaard

Hannay’s translation is the first to retain this crucial nuance. A new translation under the corrected title has recently appeared: Wilde and William Kimmel, eds.

Objective knowledge can be communicated directly. Scott rated it it was amazing Jan 09, I have many of his books.

The Johns Hopkins UP,pp. My favorite part of the book is when he begins to talk about faith. 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 poxtscript to Kierkegaard’s formulation of existentialism.

Andrew rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Read it, wrestle with it, and live inwardly as an existing person.