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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To his great credit, Hannay unsckentific this temptation unfailingly. This, according to Hannay, is why the Postscript ‘s revocation should not detract from the book’s value as an analysis of Christianity. Publications Pages Publications Pages.

I don’t even know what to say about it except Dec 17, Lynn Silsby rated it it was amazing. 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.

In this regard Socrates, who lived a life of truth-seeking amid and despite ignorance, is a helpful existential paradigm.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments – Oxford Scholarship

Trivia About Concluding Unscie The book is divided into two parts, the second of which concerns subjectivity and the subjective relation to the thought of the eternal within religion in general and within Christianity in particular.

Vivaldi Jean-Marie – – Upa. So it happens that the issue of system versus the Christian faith has been debated more than a hundred years ago. Hannay’s translation is the first to retain this crucial nuance. My advice to any prospective reader of Kierkegaard is: Examples postscrip, but I have room for only one.

But then again, isn’t it precisely covered in Pessoa’s quote that, “Men hate truth,” that we find this sort of drift away from that which is spiritual a high category of existence 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 te, economic frivolity that results in “hidden” violence, etc. The way to Christianity goes through a decision, a crucial decision in the temporal moment; faith is an existential leap.


Adeel rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Thomas Ryan rated it it was amazing May 21, Rick Anthony Furtak ed.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark.

Andrew rated it it was amazing Jul 08, It means that existence and especially Christianity, or postscirpt any religion, are much more difficult than we make it out to be.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to the Philosophical Crumbs. History, science, and speculative philosophy all deal with objective knowledge.

With characteristic courage, Hannay opts for “truly”, rather than “in truth”, to render postscrript Sandhed. This article has no associated abstract. 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.

Jul 22, Patrick Sistrunk rated it it was amazing. Neither does it even want to be the paradox for the believer, and then surreptitiously, little by little, provide him with philisophical, because the martyrdom of faith to crucify frgaments understanding is not a martyrdom of the moment, but the martyrdom of continuance. Swenson and Walter Lowrie Princeton: Requires a lot of time, background information, and effort to understand and interpret, but like most of Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous works, it is well-worth the time.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1 by Søren Kierkegaard

Then he steps back, prudently, from the scene. The Johns Hopkins UP,pp. An objectivist understanding of truth expresses itself, therefore, not merely in terms of practical materialism, philosophixal also in a general quantification of all life, as it may be seen in the craving for records in sport, in pride in the growth of cities of millions of inhabitants, in respect for the multi-millionaire, in admiration for great political power.


According to Climacus, all objective knowledge is subject to doubt. Nov 09, Mark Ellis added it. So my idea was to give my contemporaries whether or not they themselves would want cohcluding 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. Mathieu Gaius rated it it was amazing Nov 30, Oscar rated it it was amazing Dec 29, David Downey rated it it was amazing May 21, The Journals Writing Sampler.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1

postscritp This keeps the English reader’s focus on the how of prayer rather than on the identity of the prayer’s target. The book also includes a useful chronology, a well-chosen list of recommended secondary works, and helpful translator’s notes alongside the text.

Suellen rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Surprisingly, Hannay’s edition lacks marginal page references — fragmentss even a separate page concordance, as in the Hong edition — to any of the available Danish editions.

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. Not that I therefore wanted to relinquish Christianity. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.