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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Request removal from index. Kierkegaard on Sin and Salvation: Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: D In many ways, this book is necessary while also being provocative. Hannay’s key strength as a translator is his daring. Most philosophers are bad writers.

Most Ppl on my Friends List. Finally — in a grand show of obedience to this same principle — the book ends by revoking itself in an appendix The translation here under review is Hannay’s latest, the Concluding Unscientific Postscriptand his first with Cambridge in the series “Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy”.

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.

If a second edition voncluding issued, I suggest that such references be added. This combination of gross objectivism and bottomless subjectivism represents a synthesis of logically irreconcilable, contradictory principles of thought, which is equally unfortunate from the point of view of philosophical consistency unscientjfic from that ethical and cultural value.

It discusses Christianity’s content by means of analogies which it keeps taking back, citing variations on the formula understanding is revocationn, Emil Brunner concluxing 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 pstscript Its fruit is Kierkegaard’s Writingsthe comprehensively annotated Princeton edition of Kierkegaard’s complete works.


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 convluding this book are intensely enlightening. Having made these distinctions, the Postscript then tries to specify the Christian’s peculiar predicament as a sinner seeking salvation in an absurdity. Their books remain indispensable tools for the scholar. 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?

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.

Dec 17, Lynn Silsby rated it it was amazing. This is a necessary and provocative challenge.


History and Eternal Happiness. Then he steps back, prudently, from the scene. Oxford UP,pp. Quotes from Concluding Unscie Jul 20, Dan Yingst rated it it was fragmentss 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. Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, In the name of Christian faith Kierkegaard rejected not this or that element in Hegelianism but the whole, referring to it in mockery as c the System.

I have often taken exception to anyone who was a sinner in the strictest sense and then promptly got busy terrifying others. To his great credit, Hannay resists this temptation unfailingly.

Objective knowledge can be communicated directly. Kierkegaard’s ‘Concluding Unscientific Postscript’: 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.


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Mathieu Gaius rated it concludinb was amazing Nov 30, Paul Callister rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Examples abound, but I have room for only one. It is an inevitable consequence of the objectivist conception of truth: Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Maybe its advantageous to read Cobcluding from a semi-enlightened distance? And it is here that the book’s trouble begins. Don’t have an account? Crossing the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, and literature, he is an influential figure in contemporary thought. Kierkegaard was the prophet of modern subjectivity, and this book is genius.

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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. Science Logic and Mathematics. Oscar rated it it was amazing Dec 29, Jan 12, Andrew Votipka rated it it was amazing Shelves: And concluing encounter between system and anti-system is very relevant to any examination of philosophical theology to-day.