By Søren Kierkegaard
In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous writer Johannes Climacus explored the query: what's required as a way to transcend Socratic recollection of everlasting rules already possessed through the learner? Written as an afterword to this paintings, Concluding Unscientific Postscript is on one point a philosophical jest, but on one other it's Climacus's characterization of the subjective thinker's relation to the reality of Christianity. immediately ironic, funny, and polemical, this paintings takes at the "unscientific" type of a mimical-pathetical-dialectical compilation of principles. while the circulation within the past pseudonymous writings is clear of the classy, the move in Postscript is clear of speculative inspiration. Kierkegaard meant Postscript to be his concluding paintings as an writer. the next "second authorship" after The Corsair Affair made Postscript the turning aspect within the complete authorship. half one of many textual content quantity examines the reality of Christianity as an aim factor, half the subjective factor of what's concerned for the person in turning into a Christian, and the amount ends with an addendum during which Kierkegaard recognizes and explains his relation to the pseudonymous authors and their writings. the second one quantity includes the scholarly gear, together with a key to references and chosen entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers.
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Extra info for Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 12)
This, to be sure, is an exaggeration-by Grundtvig, not by me-and when one speaks of Grundtvig, truth as well as esthetic considerations require the precaution of not exaggerating. For Grundtvig the relative does not go only a little way; as soon as he uses it he uses it absolutely. Italicizing seems particularly to increase in his later writings. Now and then an author makes a reference to a train of thought that is certainly somewhat unfamiliar but yet also so VI B29 105 20 VI 829 W6 Supplement well known that it becomes invigorating for the reader, instead of obtaining a new thought in a new dress, to be reminded in a pleasant way of an old thought.
Do his style, his performance, and his behavior testify to his having learned anything from that very normatively cultured nation, from that beautifully modeled representative of beauty, art, intelligence, and happy balance? ] Without quite needing exceptional ability, someone with a somewhat closer acquaintance [in margin: by continual reading] with Pastor Grundtvig's writing will easily be able to imitate the mysterious discourse about the Living Word since, like witchcraft formulas and other such things, it is produced by arbitrarily tossing together various strong compound words.
373,32 in mind. -Pap. 105:23-32: ..... -JP III 3083 (Pap. 106: 7-15: ..... -Pap. 111 :8-11: · .. -Pap. 114:14-115:16: · .... -Pap. 115:18: · .... as the beginning. -Pap. 122:30-123:18: the contrast cannot be stated in a direct form -Pap. -Pap. 63:4-64:6: If a private thinker, a speculative capricemonger, like a poor lodger occupied a little garret room in a huge building ..... -but why does he want to go on living there? After all, he can quietly move away, pack his few belongings. But where would he go, alone in the wide world?
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 12) by Søren Kierkegaard