Kierkegaard lecture 10

Kierkegaard lecture 10 - terms as faith, teleological...

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The unspeakable, the difficulty of communication “Abraham cannot be mediated, which can also be expressed by saying he cannot speak. As soon as I speak, I express the universal, and if I do not do that, then no one can understand me. As soon as Abraham wants to express himself in the universal, he must say that his situation is a temptation, for he has no higher expression for the universal that ranks above the universal he oversteps” (pp.52-53)
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Kierkegaard’s truth Kierkegaard’s truth is a profound religious one. He discusses
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Unformatted text preview: terms as faith, teleological suspension of the ethical, religious form of life, gap between intellectual knowledge and existence. What can we gain from Kierkegaard if we are not Christian or if we dont have a religious outlook? Issues like love, suffering, authenticity. Kierkegaards thinking is continued by Heidegger, who puts the individual (as being-towards-death) in the centre of his thinking. Kierkegaards thinking is continued also through Sartre, whose main point is human freedom, the capacity of choosing....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2008 for the course PHIL 373 taught by Professor Ilia during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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