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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The object is the truth. Extreme rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Grant Francis rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Howard Vincent Hong Editor. He says that without risk there is no faith Swenson and Walter Lowrie Princeton: It cannot, then, be a surprise to see man more and more engulfed in the object, in things, in material being, in economic life, in technics, in a one-sided, quantitative manner unscinetific thinking, and in quantitative standards of value.

This chapter of human history could be headed — to parody Kierkegaard’s phrase — The object is the truth! Kierkegaard really threw everything but the kitchen sink into this one. Through the discipline of resignation, aiming at an absolute commitment to the highest good, through the discipline of suffering, through the consciousness of guilt, the way leads step by step to a more profound pathos, until by a leap we reach the absolute maximum of subjectivity in the Christian consciousness of sin, with its imperative need for a new departure.

What is required in order to go beyond Socratic recollection of eternal ideas already possessed by the learner? At once ironic, humorous, and polemical, this work takes on postscripg “unscientific” form of a mimical-pathetical-dialectical compilation of ideas.

Read it, wrestle with it, and live inwardly as an existing person.

Kierkegaard was the prophet of modern subjectivity, and this book is genius. Its fruit is Kierkegaard’s Writingsthe comprehensively annotated Princeton edition of Kierkegaard’s complete works.


D In many ways, this book is necessary pnilosophical also being provocative. A second stage, which it is tempting to call “ethical”, was launched in the s by Howard and Edna Hong of St. My favorite part of the book is when he frgments to talk about faith.

The work is also famous for its dictum, Subjectivity is Truth. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Kierkegaard strongly criticised both the Hegelianism of his time and what he saw as the empty formalities of the Church of Denmark. Lassetter rated it really liked it Aug 11, Neither does it even want to be the paradox for the believer, and then surreptitiously, little by little, provide him with understanding, because the martyrdom of faith to crucify one’s understanding is not a martyrdom of the moment, but the martyrdom of continuance.

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. Part One of the text volume examines the truth of Christianity as an objective issue, Part Two the subjective issue of what is involved for the individual in becoming a Christian, and the volume ends with an addendum in which Kierkegaard acknowledges and explains his relation to the pseudonymous authors and their writings.

To his great credit, Hannay resists this temptation unfailingly. Dec 17, Lynn Silsby rated it it was amazing. For these reasons, Hannay’s Postscript is not merely the book’s best English translation yet; it is also the most inviting and accessible. Feb 15, David Tye rated it it was amazing.

Aesthetically, it is a masterpiece: To acknowledge that we are existing, first of all, which in itself is a paradox, and to accept that paradox rather than try to explain it.

This, according to Unscieentific, is why the Postscript ‘s revocation should not detract from the book’s value as an analysis of Christianity. This turns out to require some account of the content of Christian faith.

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

Against this view, the Postscript insists that Christianity’s Truth resists validation by, and hence assimilation to, objective thinking. Reverence for the quantum is, so to speak, the new version of the worship of the golden calf. Jul 20, Dan Yingst rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is, in sum, ideal for the non-specialist reader — fragmenst the clear best choice for the undergraduate classroom.


Is your very existence lived in inwardness with God? 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 phlosophical Hegel, of course, but even more so the Danish Hegelian pair Heiberg and Martensen, along with the Romantic theologian Grundtvig.

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Scott rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Angela rated it really liked it Jun philosophica, Trivia About Concluding Unscie If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. Hannay’s translation is the first to retain this crucial nuance. Its spearhead was Walter Lowrie, an Episcopal minister who cast unsdientific as Kierkegaard’s “missionary”, and promoted Kierkegaard’s vision of faith as a bulwark against liberal theology.

Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing Mar 31, This is the book that destroyed any previous foundation that had been built, only to leave a void of “nothing”, upon which no foundation can be built again.


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 postscdipt System. Excellent sequel to “Philosophical Fragments”. The subsequent “second authorship” after The Corsair Affair made Postscript the turning point in the entire authorship.