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Concluding Unscientific Postscripts to Philosophical Fragments

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ISBN-10: 0691020817

ISBN-13: 9780691020815

Edition: 1992

Authors: S�ren Kierkegaard, Howard V. Hong, Edna H. Hong

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In Philosophical Fragments the pseudonymous author Johannes Climacus explored the question: What is required in order to go beyond Socratic recollection of eternal ideas already possessed by the learner? Written as an afterword to this work, Concluding Unscientific Postscript is on one level a philosophical jest, yet on another it is Climacus's characterization of the subjective thinker's relation to the truth of Christianity. At once ironic, humorous, and polemical, this work takes on the "unscientific" form of a mimical-pathetical-dialectical compilation of ideas. Whereas the movement in the earlier pseudonymous writings is away from the aesthetic, the movement in Postscript is away from…    
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/5/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.43" long x 1.72" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, S�ren Kierkegaard was the son of a wealthy middle-class merchant. He lived all his life on his inheritance, using it to finance his literary career. He studied theology at the University of Copenhagen, completing a master's thesis in 1841 on the topic of irony in Socrates. At about this time, he became engaged to a woman he loved, but he broke the engagement when he decided that God had destined him not to marry. The years 1841 to 1846 were a period of intense literary activity for Kierkegaard, in which he produced his "authorship," a series of writings of varying forms published under a series of fantastic pseudonyms. Parallel to these, he wrote a series of…