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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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Jul 20, Dan Yingst rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 22, Patrick Sistrunk rated it it was amazing. Joe rated it it was amazing Aug 19, 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”.

Much of his work deals with religious themes such as faith in God, the institution of the Christian Church, Christian ethics and theology, and the emotions and feelings of individuals when philossophical with life choices. Then he steps back, prudently, from the scene. The title of the work is ironic because the Postscript is almost five times larger than the Fragments.

Indirect communication requires appropriation on the part of the receiver. PaperbackKierkegaard’s Writings And that encounter between system and anti-system is very relevant to any examination of philosophical theology to-day. Against this view, the Postscript insists that Christianity’s Truth resists validation by, and hence assimilation to, objective thinking.

Everything is relative, they say, but at the same time they declare as indubitable truth that the mind is nothing but a product of cerebral processes. In this way, he can appeal to any reader simply delighted in the complexity and movement of language, and not necessarily just the bones-and-grit madcore thinkaholic.


Like his other pseudonymous works, the Postscript is not a reflection of Kierkegaard’s own beliefs.

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She wrote the following in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A new translation under the corrected title has recently appeared: Emil Brunner mentioned Kierkegaard 51 times in his book Man in Revolt phklosophical wrote a semi-serious parody of Kierkegaard’s idea of truth as subjectivity by making truth objectivity in There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It means that existence and especially Christianity, or really any religion, are much more difficult than we make it out to be. The chapter concludes by asking whether Kierkegaard’s authorship may or may not have fed into the cult of irrationalism. If you want a shorter and slightly easier read you can check out S. 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hannay’s key strength as a translator is his daring. Gad,p. Open Preview See a Problem? Here Hannay points out that Climacus identifies himself repeatedly as a “humorist”, meaning that he is a psychological and religious chameleon: A related oddity is the Postscript ‘s claim to be authored not by Kierkegaard, but by the fictional author “Johannes Climacus”, who — in a further gesture of revocation — claims not to be a Christian himself.

For one thing I had in fact learned very early that there are men who seem to be selected for suffering, and, for another thing, I was conscious of having sinned much unscirntific therefore supposed that Christianity had to appear to me in the form of this terror.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1

Search my Subject Specializations: This is like listening to the smartest person you’ve ever met thinking out loud about Hegel and Christianity for 12 hours straight. If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


A large part of why I put the “reluctant” in the little label I apply to myself – “reluctant atheist. It then affirms that the passionate idolater, rather than the passionless Christian, is the one who prays aright: Goodreads helps you phliosophical track of books you want to read. Not for the faint of heart.

However, unlike his other pseudonymous works, Kierkegaard attaches his name as editor to this work, showing the importance of the Postscript to Kierkegaard’s overall authorship. The Hongs prized consistency and literal precision, if at times at the expense of English flow.

Swenson and Walter Lowrie Princeton: Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, Because only Kierkegaard could write postscript that’s pages longer than the actual book. Or does it matter more that the prayer be genuine with regard to matters of “subjective” concern — i. Do not read his work 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.

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This is a necessary and provocative challenge. 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. Thomas Ryan rated it it was amazing May 21,

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