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Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 2 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Volume 12)

By Søren Kierkegaard

In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous writer Johannes Climacus explored the query: what's required in an effort to transcend Socratic recollection of everlasting principles 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. instantaneously ironic, funny, and polemical, this paintings takes at the "unscientific" kind of a mimical-pathetical-dialectical compilation of rules. while the flow within the prior pseudonymous writings is clear of the classy, the circulate in Postscript is clear of speculative proposal. Kierkegaard meant Postscript to be his concluding paintings as an writer. the next "second authorship" after The Corsair Affair made Postscript the turning element within the whole 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 changing into a Christian, and the amount ends with an addendum within which Kierkegaard recognizes and explains his relation to the pseudonymous authors and their writings. the second one quantity comprises the scholarly equipment, together with a key to references and chosen entries from Kierkegaard's journals and papers.

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1846 From draft; see [1. 625:1-630:5]: a primary and final rationalization. [VII1 B seventy five 267] assertion. For the sake of shape and order, [essentially almost like (1. 625:3-626:5)] other than as a reader; the voice of the only conversing comes from me, however it isn't really my voice; the hand writing is mine, however it isn't my handwriting. [VII1 B seventy five 268] In a criminal and in a literary experience, the accountability is mine,a yet [essentially similar to (1. 627: 2-16)] that my own reality in terms of the pseudonymous authors is a burden of reality that they might want removedb so as to reside unconstrained.

15. See Grundtvig, Skov-Hornets Klang mellem Skamlings-Bankerne (Copenhagen: 1844; ASKB U 45), p. 7. Dalby, close to Lund in southern Skaane (now a part of Sweden), has wealthy Danish historic value. sixteen. See Aristotle, Rhetoric, 1404 b; Bekker, II, p. 1404; Roth, II, p. 224; Works, II, p. 2240. 17. The passage has no longer been positioned. 18. Henrich Steffens, Indledning til philosophiske Forelæsninger (Copenhagen: 1803), p. a hundred and fifty (Cato, no longer Brutus). 19. See Esther 3:1-15 (Haman); JP I 752 (Pap. II A 654). 20. See Grundtvig, Bøn og Begreb om en Dansk Høiskole i Soer (Copenhagen: 1840).

Cf. Romans eight sixteen. 859. In 1825, Denmark floated a wide personal loan from the Wilson banking residence in England while Wilson went bankrupt in 1837, the Lionel Nathan Rothschild company of London took over the bonds. 860. on the subject of the rest of the sentence, see complement, p. 2. 103 (Pap. VI B 74:11). 861. on the subject of the rest of the sentence, see complement, p. 2. 103 (Pap. VI B 82). 862. most likely an allusion to Feuerbach, Wesen des Christenthums, see word 827 above See additionally levels, p. 452, KW XI (SV VI 421).

Yet Christianly, the single query is that of obedience. If it had something to do with this sort of nastiness, Christ might by no means have stored his mouth closed. it's tough to understand if it is extra humiliating to claim correct out that i will be able to now not come up with the money for to be an writer and now tackle the weight of the finite or to put myself broad open to all which may persist with if I post whatever after which, observe good, don't make myself a unprecedented who acquires a couple of disciples. [X1 A 138 one hundred and five] ultimately, there's something to remember—that my unique suggestion needs to nonetheless be topic to a undeniable regulate.

410–11, 1. 413–14, 1. 420, 1. 453; and the countless, 1. 89–92, 1. 233, 1. 268, 1. 391, 1. 394–95, 1. 453, 1. 502, 2. 35, 2. 56–57; and power-lessness, 1. 484–86; and the spiritual, 1. 483–84; and resignation, 1. 410–11; and τέλος, 1. 394, 1. 410–11 flesh: thorn in, 1. 454 Flógel, Carl Friederich, Geschichte der komischen Litteratur, 2. 89 flute-playing, see analogy Flyveposten, 2. 108–09, 2. one hundred forty five, 2. 153 folks academy: Grundtvig on, 2. 20 follower(s), 1. seventy five, 1. 540; vs. contemporaneity, 2. eleven foolishness: to the Greeks, 1.

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