Cambridge Core – Philosophy Texts – Kierkegaard: Concluding Unscientific Postscript. Cambridge Core – Theology – Kierkegaard’s ‘Concluding Unscientific Postscript’ – edited by Rick Anthony Furtak. One of the most noteworthy features of Kierkegaard’s Concluding Unscientific Postscript: A Critical Guide is that it lives up to its subtitle.

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Oxford UP,pp. The Hongs prized consistency and literal precision, if at times at the expense of English flow.

The work is also famous for its dictum, Subjectivity is Truth. It is not composed of propositions or perceptions of the external world, but of introspection, experiences, and especially one’s relationship with God. I will come, definitely, believe me, except in case a roof tile falls down and kills me, because then I cannot come.

Once again, however, while the topic is narrow compared to the more thematic contributions, the implications of this brief passage do have a direct bearing on how the whole kierkebaard the Postscript is to be understood. Princeton UP,p.

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Examples abound, but I have room for only one. This, according to Hannay, is why the Postscript ‘s revocation should not detract from the book’s value as an analysis of Christianity. Finally, I must make mention of some salutary correctives and reminders offered by M.

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 ikerkegaard a Christianity that defies understanding. The first total opponent of Hegel’s standpoint was Soren Kierkegaard, father of modern existentialism.


In keeping the principle “understanding is revocation”, the appendix unscieentific that it itself as the book’s “Understanding” is “indeed precisely the book’s Revocation” History, science, and speculative philosophy all deal with objective knowledge.

An Essay in Experimental Psychologytr. Cambridge UPp. Indirect communication requires appropriation on the part of the receiver. The Postscript credits “Johannes Climacus” as the author and Kierkegaard as its editor. The Johns Hopkins UP,pp.

He labors to make Kierkegaard as intelligible as possible to those of us who cannot consult the original, and he is unafraid to recast phrases, and even whole sentences, where this aim demands it. I had a fear and trembling such as perhaps no one else had.

None of these essays is narrowly focused on any minor issue or local question; instead each one concerns a major point, generally one that has implications for understanding the Postscript as a whole or even more broadly, the Climacan authorship.

Are the absolute and relative strictly opposed to one another? Here is Hannay’s version in full: That dynamic is the unique means by which faith navigates the inevitable losses, heartbreaks, and separations that punctuate human life. It discusses Christianity’s content by means of analogies which it keeps taking back, citing variations on the formula understanding is revocationn, Stages on Life’s Way. They would facilitate scholarly use enormously.


This means that being a true Christian turns out to be overwhelmingly a matter of subjective concern: Johannes Climacus means “John of the Ladder”; it is the sobriquet of a sixth-century abbot, author of the meditative guide The Ladder of Divine Ascent. I conclude with some thoughts as to topics that might be explored in greater depth in future scholarship. The Postscript ‘s uncomfortable solution is to try to wave at what it cannot touch. Hannay’s offerings are deservedly popular: As Mooney puts it, Farewells are exchanged in the postscgipt that the sun will rise, that we will awake, that the world will return, that our friends will not enter the grave in the night — even as we know that a final farewell awaits, when there will be no tomorrow, when we will not awake, when the beloved will not return Are they distinguished as metaphysical terms, picking out realities that differ by grade or concludnig of being, or are they value designations, or both?


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Subjective truth is essential or ethico-religious truth. 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.

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 and from that ethical and cultural value.

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