Both and: reading Kierkegaard : from irony to edification by Michael Strawser

By Michael Strawser

Both/And is a brand new interpretation of Kierkegaard's writings which makes an attempt to make experience of a truly varied authorship by means of providing a finished interpretation of either Kierkegaard's so-called aesthetic and his non secular writings. Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) stands for a turning aspect in philosophy from a scientific philosophy - which, with its concentrate on objectivity, makes an attempt to put itself at the safe direction of technology - to a philosophythat focuses its consciousness in subjectivity and brazenly recognizes itself as fragmentary and provisional. Strawser examines Kierkegaard's works as non secular, aesthetic/poetic, and philosophical and argues that irony runs via either the classy and the spiritual works - certainly, Kierkegaard pointed out himself because the Magister of Irony. yet Strawser is going past those obstacles to attract within the interpretation of Kierkegaard's writing now not a line which cuts off the classy from the spiritual, yet connects them. this can be what Strawser calls the road from irony to edification. This line is the road of both/and, the road of connection. Strawser addresses the difficult yet normal dating among Kierkegaard and postmodernism and provides fascinating chances. Strawser believes that modern postmodern philosophical concerns reduction a severe studying of Kierkegaard, yet one of these examining mustn't ever be crushed via them. one of these entire interpreting is what Strawser deals the reader in Both/And.

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Any other method would be little more than intellectual guesswork, which should be avoided in one's own work and assailed in the growing field of Kierkegaardology. Notes 1. Quoted from Ulrich Johannes Schneider's Die Vergangenheit des Geistes: Eine Archäologie der Philosophiegeschichte (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1991) by Jonathan Rée in his review "The Philosopher in the Library," Times Literary Supplement (October 4, 1991). 2. : Mercer University Press, 1987), writes: "Since we are at what might be called the Kierkegaardian stage of the twentieth century, the time is ripe for putting aside doubts as to whether he is really a philosopher and for recognizing him not just as a historical figure who might be of interest to those who share his religious faith, but also as a full-fledged partner in the contemporary philosophical critique of reason and society" (p.

Paul-Henri Tisseau and Else-Marie Jacquet-Tisseau. Paris: Éditions de l'Orante, 1975. Page xiii Epi-Laugh Something wonderful has happened to me. I was drawn up into the seventh heaven. There sat all the gods in assembly. By special grace I was granted the privilege of making a wish. "Will you," said Mercury, "have youth, or beauty, or power, or a long life, or the most beautiful girl, or any of the other glories we have in the chest? '' Not one of the gods said a word; on the contrary, they all began to laugh.

KW XXVICumulative Index. 2. Other English translations AC Attack upon Christendom. Trans. Walter Lowrie. ANArmed Neutrality and an Open Letter. Tran. Howard Page xi V. Hong and Edna H. Hong. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968. AROn Authority and Revelation. Trans. Walter Lowrie. CDChristian Discourses. Trans. Walter Lowrie. CIThe Concept of Irony. Trans. Lee M. Capel. CLACrisis in the Life of an Actress. Trans. Stephen Crites. CUPConcluding Unscientific Postscript. Trans. David F. Swenson and Walter Lowrie.

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