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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Eduard Geismar was an early lecturer on the works of Soren Kierkegaard. Examples abound, but I have room for only one.

Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark. The Postscript credits “Johannes Climacus” as the author unsccientific Kierkegaard as its editor.

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.

Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: Howard Vincent Hong Editor.

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. Chazz rated it it was amazing May 12, Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: He touches on, as he usually does, The Age: Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: This reading was revived in the s by James Conant; it remains hotly disputed.

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. Danish and English are close enough that it is often possible to retain much of Kierkegaard’s own syntax, phraseology, and even wordplay. It was an attack on what Kierkegaard saw as Hegel’s deterministic philosophy.


It is, in sum, ideal for the non-specialist reader — and the clear best choice for the undergraduate classroom. The first began during the Great Depression, and was something of a religious stage. Don’t have an account? Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Hannay’s key strength as a translator is his daring.

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. In the original, i Sandhed serves as an adverbial phrase modifying the verb “prays” [ beder ]; it does not imply anything about the identity of the object of prayer.

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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

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 in this book are intensely enlightening. An Essay in Experimental Psychologytr. D In many ways, this book frqgments necessary while also being provocative. Princeton UP,pp.

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As hnscientific title suggests, the Postscript is sequel to the earlier Philosophical Fragments. Having postscrlpt these distinctions, the Postscript then tries to specify the Christian’s peculiar predicament as a sinner seeking salvation in an absurdity. Hannay strikes a similar tone — informative, but with a light touch — in his Introduction’s second half, where he sketches the Postscript ‘s various polemical targets Hegel, of course, but even more so the Danish Hegelian pair Heiberg and Martensen, along with the Romantic theologian Grundtvig.


Nov 09, Mark Ellis added it. Retrieved from ” https: Dec 17, Lynn Silsby rated it it was amazing. Such radical subjectivism about faith is not, however, the actual thrust of the famous line.

The chapter concludes by asking whether Kierkegaard’s authorship may or may not have fed into the cult of irrationalism. Once again, Hannay provides enough starting information to allow the reader to begin connecting Kierkegaard’s argumentative dots. Is it more essential that a prayer be genuine with regard to matters of “objective” concern — i. 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 and therefore supposed that Christianity had to appear to me in the form of this terror.

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.