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Kierkegaard lecture 7

Kierkegaard lecture 7 - • Subjective truth is...

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Kierkegaard’s critique to Hegel Hegelian philosophy has to be overcome, because it imposes a scale of values that is incommensurable with Abraham’s faith The positions of faith and intellectual knowledge in the Hegelian system need to be reversed: for Kierkegaard, the intellectual knowledge is placed on the lowest, aesthetic level of existence, whereas religious faith is the highest.
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Hegel’s mediation We must recognize a form of truth, that is different from Hegel’s theory of mediation . Mediation = individual’s relationship with God is mediated by the community (a harmonized scale of value: cultural values, ethical laws, State)
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Kierkegaard: Subjective truth
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Unformatted text preview: • Subjective truth is characterized by authenticity, passion, repetition. • Faith involves a transcendent religious movement Philosophical categories • Particular – universal (Hegel’s definition): • Immanent - transcendent • “The ethical as such is the universal, and as the universal it applies to everyone”… “It rests immanently in itself, has nothing outside itself that is its telos” (p. 46) • “… the single individual is the particular that has its telos in the universal, and it is his ethical task constantly to express himself in this, to annul his particularity in order to become the universal” (p. 46)...
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