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Kierkegaard lecture 8

Kierkegaard lecture 8 - absolute relation to the absolute...

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Hegel about faith To be a particular = to be “in a moral form of evil” which must be annulled in the “teleology of moral” (p. 47) “However, Hegel is wrong in speaking about faith, wrong in not protesting loudly and clearly against Abraham enjoying honor and glory as a father of faith, whereas he ought to have been remanded and exposed as a murderer” (p. 47)
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Kierkegaard’s paradox “Faith is exactly this paradox, that the single individual is higher than the universal, but in such a way, mind you, that the movement is repeated, so that after having been in the universal he now as the particular keeps to himself as higher as the universal” (p. 47)
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Philosophical categories Absolute – relative “[faith is this paradox] that the single individual as the particular stands in an
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Unformatted text preview: absolute relation to the absolute. This standpoint cannot be mediated, for all mediation occurs precisely by virtue of the universal; it is and forever remains a paradox, inaccessible to thought” (p. 48) The middle term vs. the teleological suspension of the ethical • The middle term (the ethical, the community law, the universal) saves the tragic hero: “The tragic hero still remains within the ethical. He lets an expression of the ethical have its telos in a higher expression of the ethical” (p. 51) • Teleological suspension of the ethical : “The case is different with Abraham. By his act he transcended the whole of the ethical and had a higher telos outside, in relation to which he suspended it” (p. 51)...
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