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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It then affirms that the passionate idolater, rather than the passionless Christian, is the one who prays aright: What does this mean for us? Jul 22, Patrick Sistrunk rated it it was amazing.
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Material being is merely quantitative being. The book also includes a useful chronology, a well-chosen list of recommended secondary works, and helpful translator’s notes alongside the text. It is not composed of propositions or perceptions of the external world, but of introspection, experiences, and especially one’s relationship with God. Excellent sequel to “Philosophical Fragments”.
How can we tell, the Postscript asks, when a prayer to God is authentic? Does that mean those people are Christian? 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.
The necessity of this leap is what gives offense to man and to all human idealism. Objective knowledge can be communicated directly. Open Preview See a Problem?
But then again, isn’t it precisely covered in Pessoa’s quote that, philoslphical hate truth,” that we find this sort of drift away from that which is spiritual a high category of fragmenhs that Kierkegaard grounds his philosophy in so well and so lyrically and cumulative momentum for that which is quite trivial and arbitrary such as bourgeois politics, economic frivolity that results in “hidden” violence, etc.
Excellent thinkers but really a drudge to get through. Above everything else, I think it’s fair that I say that, while I may not be Christian or even a Philosophy major for that matter, Kiekegaard’s writings in this book are intensely enlightening. Just posgscript moment while we sign you in cincluding your Goodreads account.
By contrast, the passionless Christian is so far from fulfilling the task unscientiifc 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. 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.
The confusion is caused by the words “in truth”, which are just the literal equivalents of the Danish ” i Sandhed “. Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: The Postscript ‘s uncomfortable solution is to try to wave at what it cannot touch. To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us.
This is like listening to posgscript smartest person you’ve ever met thinking out loud about Hegel and Christianity for 12 hours straight.
Joe rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Having made these distinctions, the Postscript then tries to specify the Christian’s peculiar predicament as a sinner seeking salvation in an absurdity. 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 Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, Or does it matter more that the prayer be genuine with regard to matters of “subjective” concern — i.
I have often taken exception to anyone who was a sinner in the strictest sense and then promptly got busy terrifying others. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Objective truth is that which relates to propositions, that which has no relation to the existence of the knower. On the other hand, in this book, I deem it useful for any reader to go on ahead and indulge.
It discusses Christianity’s content by means of analogies which it keeps taking back, citing variations on the formula understanding is revocationn, What is more, it brings Kierkegaard’s painstaking use of grammar, so central to unscienhific philosophical method, one step closer to the English reader.
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 reaching or claiming himself.
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I searched the postscrpt 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
The first total opponent of Hegel’s standpoint was Soren Kierkegaard, father of modern existentialism.
Conclduing War American History: Jan 10, Dan Borkowski rated it it was amazing. Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Danish and English are close enough that it is often possible to retain much of Kierkegaard’s own syntax, phraseology, and even wordplay. Like his other pseudonymous works, the Postscript is not a reflection of Kierkegaard’s own unnscientific. Stages on Life’s Way. Thomas Ryan rated it it was amazing May 21, Beyond that, to accept that we are existing before and with God; to live our own existence with fear and trembling before God.
Daniel Luxemburg rated it liked it Jul 20, Daniel rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Jun 21, Peter rated it it was amazing. This is a necessary and provocative challenge. Carmen Camey rated it it was amazing Mar 14, Hannay’s offerings are deservedly popular: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This means that being a true Christian turns out to be overwhelmingly a matter of subjective concern: 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.