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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As the Philosolhical nears its climax, it struggles to pinpoint the distinction between true Christianity and other forms of life. Return to Book Page. 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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How can we tell, the Postscript asks, when a prayer to God is authentic? Paul Callister rated it it was amazing Sep 13, Princeton UP,pp. Or are you trying to make sense of things, trying to achieve something in life, imposing your will or ideas on others, seeking love or success?

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. And that encounter between system and anti-system is very relevant to any examination of philosophical theology to-day.


The way to Christianity goes through a decision, a crucial decision in the temporal moment; faith is an existential leap. The chapter concludes by asking whether Kierkegaard’s authorship may or may not have fed into the cult of irrationalism. The Postscript famously, and to some notoriously, prefers the latter standard of phklosophical.

A second stage, which it is tempting unscientificc call “ethical”, was launched in the s by Howard and Edna Hong of St.

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Kierkegaard was the prophet of modern subjectivity, and this book is genius. Then he steps back, prudently, from the scene. A new translation under the corrected title has recently fragment Most Ppl on my Friends List.

Does that mean those people are Christian? Stages on Life’s Way. Gad,p. Retrieved from ” https: Review of Robert L.

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Read it, wrestle with it, and live inwardly as an existing person. Dec 17, Lynn Silsby rated it it was amazing. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Danish-language text Webarchive template wayback links All stub articles. It is fragmentss colossal achievement.

This concerns the character of genuine prayer. Kierkegaard’s a beautiful writer.

Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments

Against this view, the Postscript insists that Christianity’s Truth resists validation by, and hence assimilation to, objective thinking. Instead, the point is that the passionate pagan does indeed fulfill the task of praying to God despite the fact that he gets the objective dimension of his prayer wrong he mistakes an idol for God.


Against Hegel’s system, Kierkegaard is often interpreted as taking the side of metaphysical libertarianism or freewillthough it has been argued that an incompatibilist conception of free will is not essential to Kierkegaard’s formulation of existentialism. In many ways, this book is necessary while also being provocative.

Philosophjcal is a necessary and provocative challenge. It then examines Kierkegaard’s arguments about God’s transcendence and revelation, faith and subjectivity.

The chapter first considers Kierkegaard’s views about Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Hegelianism unscientkfic the context of the relationship between modernity and Christianity and the relationship of history to faith. 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.