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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Want to Read saving…. Like his other pseudonymous works, the Postscript is not a reflection of Kierkegaard’s own beliefs. Oct 01, Dean added it. The work is a poignant attack against Hegelianismthe philosophy of Hegelespecially Hegel’s Science of Logic. Anything by Kierkegaard provokes a frank, Christian self-examination. According to Climacus, all objective knowledge is subject to doubt.

A second stage, which it is tempting to call “ethical”, was launched in the s by Howard and Edna Hong of St. Its fruit is Kierkegaard’s Writingsthe comprehensively annotated Princeton edition of Kierkegaard’s complete works.

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.

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Subjective truth is essential or ethico-religious truth. Gad,p.



Or are you trying to make sense of things, trying to achieve something in life, imposing your will or ideas on others, seeking love or success? 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.

Neither does it even want to be the paradox for the believer, and then surreptitiously, little by little, provide him with understanding, because the martyrdom of faith to crucify one’s understanding is not a martyrdom of the moment, but the martyrdom of continuance.

The chapter concludes by asking whether Kierkegaard’s authorship may or may not have fed into the cult of irrationalism.

Cambridge UPp. In particular, “Johannes Climacus” may well echo Sextus Empiricus’s celebrated image of Pyrrhonian argument as a kind of “step-ladder”, which the user is supposed to “knock over … after his climb. Jan 12, Andrew Votipka rated it it was amazing Shelves: This may take a bit of getting used to, but it is an ingenious way to avert confusion.

On the other hand, in this book, I deem it useful for any reader to go on ahead and indulge. Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: Kierkegaard left the task of discovering the meaning of his works to the reader, because “the task must be made difficult, for only the difficult inspires the noble-hearted”. It then affirms that the passionate idolater, rather than the passionless Christian, is the one who prays aright: Nov 30, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: But his Danish critic attacked him for being the most consistent system-builder among system-builders.

Users fragmenst a subscription are not able to see the full content. The first began during the Great Depression, and was something of a religious stage.


Under pistscript terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www. 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.

This concerns the character of genuine prayer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

The Postscript famously, and to some notoriously, prefers the latter standard of authenticity. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: So it happens that the issue of system versus the Christian faith has been debated more than a hundred years ago.

Focuses on what is asserted. 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 This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat In Kierkegaard’s usage, the name is likely meant to echo the Postscript ‘s own ladder-like attempt to use reason to scale the heights of a Christianity that defies understanding.

Hegel had many critics in his lifetime, but they were mostly those who attacked his system because they believed that they could construct a better one themselves.